The detachment makes you free, giving you the opportunity to take control of your emotions and mind, and not vice versa. This form of freedom allows you to enjoy life without disappointment.
Attachment is the first cause of our suffering. And while many tend to misunderstand the eastern concept of detachment, it actually brings a deeper sense of love, freedom, compassion, and care.
In particular, the spiritual master Osho emphasized that the principle of detachment does not mean that you should be cold, like a stone. Feelings and emotions will not go anywhere, even if you decide to free yourself from them. The point is how exactly you react to them and how you relate to them.
Even the most famous among spiritual mentors know how to play, laugh, smile and cry. But there are times when they, too, are sad and impatient. The fact is that, like us, they are people too, so they can’t avoid negative feelings.
How to deal with emotions
People who have learned to cope with negative emotions do not allow themselves to get lost in them or get carried away. On the contrary, they recognize and accept them.
They do not suppress their feelings, but allow them to arise naturally and then disappear.
Such people understand that change is the only constant in the universe, and that even the most unpleasant of emotions will eventually pass.
And although it will take time and effort to instill this lifestyle in ourselves, we are all capable of doing this.
Here is how writer Mitch Albom explains why accepting our own emotions allows us to be impartial and free:
“Take as an example any emotion - love for a woman, grief for a loved one, or, in my particular case, fear and pain from a deadly disease. If you suppress them in yourself, if you do not allow yourself to feel them, then you will never be able to step away if you are too busy with your fears. You are afraid of pain, afraid of sorrow. You fear the vulnerability of love. But, opening up to these emotions, allowing yourself to dive into them completely, with your head, you will fully feel them. You will learn what love is. You will learn what sorrow is. And only then can you say: “Good. Now I felt this emotion. I am aware of it. And now I need to move away from it for a while. ”
The benefits of detachment
Once you learn to accept and distance yourself from your emotions, you will notice several excellent benefits. Among them:
Emotional detachment makes you free, giving you the opportunity to take control of your emotions and mind, and not vice versa. This form of freedom allows you to enjoy life without disappointment.
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