#10 – Detachment
Detachment in meditation means a turning away from your own life situation. It is detachment from self-pre-occupation and self-indulgence. Detachment means not using other people for our own events. Detachment is liberation from the anxiety we have about our own survival of ourselves. This detachment from self-centeredness liberates us for love. We are no longer dominated by our quest for survival.
Detachment requires a trust in God, in others and the willingness to let go; to give up controlling and to just be.
In meditation, we simply say our mantra. We learn to trust and learn to be. It is a celebration of being – a shared joy in receiving life as a gift; kissing the joy as it flies by and not possessing or controlling it.
Meditation leads us to centered-ness. It is the still point, and what you learn is that there is only one center – the center of all centers, the profound unity of being. It is a commitment to be sufficiently detached from self-conscious pre-occupation and to commit time each day to meditation.
God is love. Jesus said, “Love one another.” By letting go, we have an open-ness to being. In that we learn to love.