One of the reasons why people run away from spirituality is because of perceived impracticality. Like getting rid of attachments.
Whoa, getting rid of my attachments? This means I should not be attached to my spouse, my parents, my kids, my relatives, my friends… Surely I do not want to let go of all these people. Is this what spirituality is telling me to do? To shun them away? To live a solitary existence?
Absolutely not. This is the perception of impracticality right there, and also why a Guru is so important – because such a person can not only demystify what is advocated, but also apply it to our present times.
“Don’t be attached”, doesn’t mean do not love the people around you. It only means do not be conditional in your approach. If we love (not the romantic type) only one person, then it likely means we are deriving something conditional from that relationship, and that is the reason for the love. This is transactional. It doesn’t free us, rather only binds us even more.
True love, is selfless. Much like God would love each one of us – equally, impartially, or a mother would, her children.
Love is not a finite currency. The more we give, the more we are automatically replenished with.Leave a Comment