Have you ever questioned that we not deal with the “temporary” or “not own”, while we do take care of the “timeless” and even more if it is our “own”?
Let’s start talking about what would be eternal or timeless? Actually, is there something eternal? We could think that in reality nothing is eternal because even the best marriages end … one gets tired, another die before the other, or another person gets another partner … this vision of “reality” would be very cruel and pessimistic!
But even knowing that everything is going to end, we tend to take care and protect in excess everything that we consider proper and timeless. On the other hand, what is not our own, we do not take so much care of it; we do not pay so much attention to it.
For example, in hotels we do not worry about organizing them and giving them beautiful things, because they are not ours and they are temporary. But of course, we take care of our homes or our bodies as treasures: we protect the houses with expensive insurance, we bring them flowers to make them look beautiful, and we take our bodies to the doctor, we buy the best creams to make them look radiant. But in reality, this is also going to end … Bad news!
Had you considered this? Maybe not! That’s why today I want to talk about the term LET GO; and when I speak of detachment I do not mean to completely renounce everything, that is, not “cling too much” to things, to let go of the “attachment” we have; and to be calmer, more relaxed as when we go to a hotel that is not ours, that would be the ideal in front of the contact with the physical world. Otherwise, we can suffer a lot when something goes “wrong”, or when an object is broken or spoiled.
So today, I invite you to have a look about things much more relaxed, so that this relationship with the material world does not generate so much attachment and therefore suffering. Once again, everything is inside and depends on our own perception.
Remember, “The best always happens inside; in your own home.”