Zero attachment, zero anxiety

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Zero attachment, zero anxiety
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Wed, 11-23-2011 - 8:23am

Saw this wonderful piece from Martha Beck:

http://marthabeck.com/2011/08/zero-attachment-zero-anxiety-insight-from-martha/

Excerpt:

When the temperature of a day reaches the dew point, the moisture in the air, which is invisible to the eye, suddenly appears everywhere. It was always there; it just needed a certain temperature to become visible. Similarly, everything we need to make us happy is waiting for the “temperature” of our inner life to create the dew point where it can become material form. The dew point temperature of all your desires is a feeling of normalcy. It is not high excitement, nor grasping, nor yearning. All of those emotions contain anxiety and attachment — try them right now, you’ll see.


To give you an example of what this feels like, think about the feeling you have watching a beautiful sunrise. You may experience awe and intense gratitude, but you will not be thunderstruck, amazed or hysterical. A sunrise is glorious, but it is normal. We aren’t attached to the sun continuing to shine because we are sure it will.

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Wed, 11-23-2011 - 3:53pm

oh; Yes;; I like what you say lil red...and it makes sense.

I always think that I have been working on myself from the inside out for

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Wed, 11-23-2011 - 5:03pm

I've often thought of this and why it doesn't translate to my lack of success with men, but I think it warrants exploration.

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Wed, 11-23-2011 - 5:18pm

Ah, yes, everyone does need an editor. The line should read, "...translate to success with men." Sloppy writing for sure, but I'm not sure I understand what is interesting about it?

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Wed, 11-23-2011 - 7:07pm

But oh Contrare Dear Marina;; You have been successful with men... Much more successful than the rest of us on the board I think although I dont know what everyone does in their personal life....I am just guessing..

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