Detachment / Liberation
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing things with logic. True power is restraint. If words control you, that means everyone else can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass. - Warren Buffett.
“The humming bird only sits on the hand that does not try to grasp it.” David Scott
“A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return” – The Gita
“A person must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied.”
“Decision is sharp knife that cuts clean and straight. Indecision, a dull one that hacks and tears and leaves ragged edges behind.” Gordon Graham
“The Tao is always at ease. It overcomes without competing, answers without speaking a word, arrives without being summoned, accomplishes without a plan.” ~Lao-Tsu
“She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Detachment does not that you should own nothing. But instead that nothing should own you.”
“The root of suffering is attachment.” Buddha
“Detachment is an art of enjoying something while always being open to the possibility of losing it someday.” John B. Bejo
“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. We are here to observe, to learn, to grow, to love, and then we return home.” Australian Aboriginal Proverb
“True detachment isn’t separation from life but the absolute freedom within your mind to explore everything with no limits.”
"Every situation in life is temporary. So, when life is good, make sure you enjoy and receive it fully. And when life is not so good, remember that it will not last forever and better days are on the way." Jenni Young
Practice not-doing, and everything will fall into place. Taoist classic Dao De Jing "The book of the way."- Lao Tzu
"Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace." ~Dalai Lama
"Today I refuse to stress myself out over things I can't control."
It's so empowering to say "This isn't serving me" and walk away in peace.
Sometimes you have to walk away from people, not because you don't care, but because they don't. When someone hurts you time and time again, accept the fact that they don't have your best interests in mind. It's a tough pill to swallow, but it's necessary medicine.
"No response is also a response. And a powerful one. Remember that."
"Learning to say no is one of the hardest things to do, but also the most liberating."
A wise person learns the art of detachment. If you are not careful your possessions can change their purpose. Many become chained to possessions and enslaved. Before you know it, you end up working so hard to hold on to attachments that you serve possessions, instead of them serving you. – David Yglesias
“Letting go gives us the freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything — anger, anxiety, or possessions, we are not free" — Thich Nhat Hanh
I spent four years learning to paint like Raphael, but I have spent a lifetime learning to paint like a child. (Pablo Picasso)
"Do not cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of energy and time making it."
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -- Leonardo da Vinci
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." - Reinhold Niebuhr
“Success is sequential, not simultaneous”
Aparigraha (5th Yama) reminds us to not hoard possessions. "If we are not careful, our possessions will take on a new meaning. With our attachment to them they can end up possessing us instead of us possessing them."
Learning to enjoy and flow with the tide without fighting with the ocean
“If the problem can be solved why worry? If the problem cannot be solved worrying will do you no good.” – Buddha
You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you. —Joseph Campbell
Detachment is not indifference. Detachment is love without expecting anything in return.
"Live life less out of habit and more out of intention"
“You only lose what you cling to.” – Buddha
They say our path to freedom flies on two wings - practice and non-attachment. Called “Bird of Yoga”
“Our journey is about being more deeply involved in life and less attached to it.” - Ram Das