"Attachment is really based on the idea that we think that anything that we have around us belongs to us. None of this stuff belongs to any of us. We just happen to get the use of it for awhile. We're masters of it, because we have binocular vision and opposable thumbs that makes us good at handling three dimensions. But none of that jazz belongs to us, because it can't belong to us; we die, it stays. It's merely a mocked up creation that our minds have put together and then agreed to forget that it was a joke, and its the material plane. None of us can claim it..."
He went on to say something else regarding attachment that struck me. I have been thinking about my own misplaced loyalties.
"...The thing about attachment that is most real for us, I think, is the idea of being attached to our own feelings and opinions. That is what I find most people are really attached to more than anything else....and it becomes an excuse for doing anything.
You can't steer on that kind of information. For one thing, you have to be non attached to your feelings, because the feelings can be a trap. People say they do things for feelings, but they really do things for energy. Think about that. When you see a relationship going on, dig which way then energy is flowing, 'cause that's what it is really about, not the emotional noise that is going on. So just cut loose and don't consider that emotions are reliable enough information to steer your head on. Your head is a more delicate machine than that; it needs better information than that."
Stephen Gaskin. (1970) "Monday Night Class" Summertown TN: The Book Publishing Company
That was it. Word found.
Because I am on this type of reclamation journey of my life, I la
How to let go of things that are vital.