It is Easy When You Know How

From the time we are conceived we have desire around us. From the lust and desire of the love-making act that brought us into this world, to the desire to live long lives and have beautiful homes, cars and new clothes. All of these are forms of attachment. Humans are acquisition oriented. We are constantly looking for the newest, latest and greatest model of everything from cell phones to computers and houses. Men and women change partners looking for someone more attractive, thinner, younger or sweeter. This constant battle to win the most toys does not bring us happiness or peace. Sometimes it causes us great pain. In an effort to get more or have more we then have to work that much harder to keep what we have.

If you have ever been through a fire, or a foreclosure you know what it is like to have to let go. It is not an easy thing to do. If you are controlling you may have a little more difficulty with the concept than those that are not. It is possible however. Little by little you can learn to let go of the outcome of situations, marriages, projects, jobs and the government. Most of these things cannot really be controlled by us. Relinquishing control and allowing things to move organically instead will free up a lot of your energy. Holding on and trying to control people and events is exhausting and causes suffering.

If your child is struggling in school taking drugs, or pregnant, you know that you cannot control the actions of others. You can guide, teach and pray. But at some point you have to let them go and make their own decisions and pray that they make the best ones. Non-attachment is very similar. You can do all the right things, pray all the best prayers but in the end the only one that can make events fall into place is God. Letting God take over is what non-attachment is all about.

We have to have the faith that things will work out in the best possible way for us. If events do not materialize the way we envisioned them doing it is because God knows better what we need in any given moment. Just like the Rolling Stones song, “You can’t always get what you wa- ant. . You can’t always get what you wan-ant. You get what you need.” I bet you never thought of Mick Jagger as spiritual did you?

Zen Buddhism teaches non-attachment. We are strongly attached to our bodies, fearing death. Our bodies constantly change. In our teens and into our 20’s our bodies are vibrant and beautiful. As we get older we may gain weight, begin to wrinkle and lose our hair. If we continue to be attached to our bodies these natural forms of aging may cause us suffering and pain. Some become anxiety ridden by the natural aging process instead of taking it in stride as part of the process. Focusing on the past and future is attachment. Living in the present moment and enjoying it for what it is releases us from that attachment. Staying in the moment and not focused on the events of the past or the possible outcome of the future is the way to peace.

Author's Bio: 

Jennifer Elizabeth Masters channels The Ascended Masters in all she does, from writing her blogs, to her Internet radio show on Voice INTO THE MYSTIC airs on Thursdays at 1:00 PST, 2:00 MST, 4:00 EST. It can be downloaded from Voice America 7th Wave - INTO THE MYSTIC.

Jennifer is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, Certified Relationship and Dating Coach, Energy Healer and Channel. Her downloaded and channeled wisdom from The Ascended Masters helps people with difficulties in relationships, career and empowerment. Self Love is the key to everything.

Jennifer is available for Akashic Record Consultations, Energy clearing sessions and transformational work.