detachment

A Quote by Mark Epstein on self-awareness, psyche, delusion, truth, psychology, buddhism, healing, perception, addiction, and detachment

If aspects of the person remain undigested--cut off, denied, projected, rejected, indulged, or otherwise unassimilated--they become the points around which the core forces of greed, hatred and delusion attach themselves.

Mark Epstein

Source: Thoughts Without a Thinker

Contributed by: Laurie

A Quote by Sri Chinmoy on detachment

My soul reminds me
Again and again
That I am not the doer.
I am only a witness-
God-existence-life

Sri Chinmoy

Source: Seventy-Seven Thousand Service Trees, by Sri Chinmoy

Contributed by: Shane

A Quote by Eknath Easwaran on detachment, present awareness, and present moment

To enjoy anything, we cannot be attached to it.  What we usually try to do is capture any joy that comes our way before it can escape.  We try to cling to pleasure, but all we succeed in doing is making ourselves frustrated because, whatever it promises, pleasure simply cannot last.  But if I am willing to kiss the joy as it flies, I say, 'Yes, this moment is beautiful.  I won't grab it.  I'll let it go.'  And I live with a mind at peace and a heart untroubled.  Pleasure comes and goes.  When it goes, we don't need to cling to memories of the past happiness or dwell on when it may come again.  When we turn to the past yearning, we are running away from the present.  When we propel ourselves into the future in anticipation, we are running away from the present.  This is the secret of the world's spiritual tradition called detachment:  If we don't cling to past or future we live entirely here and now, in 'Eternity's sunrise.'

Eknath Easwaran

Source: Take Your Time: How to Find Patience, Peace, and Meaning

Contributed by: HeyOK

A Quote by Thomas Keating on centering prayer, detachment, and keating

Centering prayer is a training in letting go.

Thomas Keating

Source: Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel, Pages: 69

Contributed by: SpiritScout

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