If we accept the importance of detachment, from what, then, do we detach? The lesson here, of course, is that truth is a matter of perspective. So if you ask yourself form what exactly are you to be detached, the only possible answer is that you are to give up your attachment to the way you think things are. When you do, you get out of your own way and can experience another perspective. All the spiritual traditions talk about enlightenment or realization. One way to view enlightenment is as a radical shift in perspective. Nothing outside of you has changed: you have changed. And yet, paradoxically, you have not changed, but rather have become what you already are. When you allow yourself to see things as they really are, then- and only then- can you love yourself and others without hidden expectations. Detachment is the greatest act of love.
it’s a wondrous imagining- to reel in the underlayers of all that we see, taste, feel, hear.
inquiry for today~ empty expectation and feel into your spacious life……it’s ok to not hold on…..
When your mind is liberated, your heart floods with compassion: compassion for yourself, for having undergone countless sufferings because you were not yet able to relieve yourself of false views, hatred, ignorance, and anger; and compassion for others because they do not yet see and so are still imprisoned by false views, hatred, and ignorance and continue to create suffering for themselves and for others. Now you look at yourself and at others with the eyes of compassion, like a saint who hears the cry of every creature in the universe and whose voice is the voice of every person who has seen reality in perfect wholeness.
~Thich Naht Hanh