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Today's Quote 22 April 2024 from Angel Anne

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Self love

Today's Quote:

You only lose what you cling to.

Buddha


Letting Go: The Unexpected Gift of Non-Attachment

The Buddha's profound saying, "you only lose what you cling to," offers a powerful insight into the nature of suffering and happiness. On the surface, it seems straightforward – if we don't hold on so tightly, we can't lose anything. But the true meaning goes deeper, exploring the emotional attachments that bind us and the freedom found in letting go.


We cling to many things in life: material possessions, relationships, even fleeting emotions. This clinging creates a sense of security, a belief that holding on tightly will guarantee happiness. However, the Buddha suggests the opposite is true. Our attachment itself becomes the source of suffering.


Imagine holding a beautiful seashell so tightly that your knuckles turn white. The tighter you grip, the more pain you inflict on yourself. The shell itself isn't causing the pain; it's your desperate need to possess it.


Similarly, clinging to people or experiences creates a fear of loss. We become anxious, possessive, and ultimately, set ourselves up for disappointment. The inevitable change that life brings can then feel devastating.


The Buddha's message isn't about indifference or detachment from life's joys. It's about cultivating a sense of acceptance. We can appreciate the beauty of the seashell without needing to own it forever. We can cherish relationships without clinging to the outcome.

Letting go doesn't mean losing everything we hold dear. It means letting go of the fear of loss. It's about opening ourselves to the present moment, appreciating what we have, and trusting that life will unfold as it should.


This practice of non-attachment isn't always easy. It requires awareness of our clinging habits and a willingness to release them. But the rewards can be immense. By letting go, we create space for new experiences, deeper connections, and a sense of inner peace that comes from accepting the impermanence of life.



Love, Light, Peace & Joy

Angel Anne







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