The Buddha taught that detachment, one of the disciplines on the Noble Path, is not a physical act of withdrawal or even a form of austerity. Though the Buddha teaches of a "non-action which is an integral part of the Right Way," if it is taken out of context, can give the impression that we should develop a lack of concern for others, and that we should live without truly feeling or expressing our emotions--cutting ourselves off from life. Here are four ways to detach by diving in.
Selfless Love (Maitri) - Buddhist Zen master, Thich Naht Hanh, describes Maitri in terms of detachment is accepting that certain things you would normally do to make another person feel loved and appreciated may not be what the person you are actively loving now needs. Instead of forcing that behavior on another person, with an egoic intent to "please" them, you simply detach from that need in yourself, and truly observe what makes another person feel comfortable, safe, and happy.
Compassion (Karuna) - When we let go, we don't stop offering a compassionate touch, word, or deed to help someone who is in pain. We also don't expect to take their hurt or pain away. Compassion contains deep concern, though. It is not aloofness. It is not isolation from others.
Gratitude and Joy - In truly letting go, you practice gratitude. Mudita, or joy, arises when we are overcome with gratitude for all that we have, such that we no longer cling to some other longed-for result. The Buddha's definition of joy is more like "Unselfish joy." It means that we don't only find happiness when something good happens to us, but when others find happiness.
Equanimity (Upeksha) - True equanimity is neither cold nor indifferent. If you have more than one child, they are all your children. Upeksha does not mean that you don't love. You love in a way that all your children receive your love, without discrimination. It is an inclusive expansion of love.
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Deepak Chopra Sums up The Power of One
So ingrained is the (universe as a) machine metaphor that it has taken centuries to realize that it has a fatal flaw. The human body and the universe operate as a single wholeness that cannot be explained mechanically or even logically. The general public has a vague acquaintance that quantum physics changed how science views space, time, matter, and energy. What escapes general notice, however, is the revolution that followed the quantum revolution. Since roughly World War II, the following activities of the universe have sent science scrambling to find a rational explanation:
- Cause and effect breaks down at the quantum level, and along with it so does time. There is a phenomenon known as reverse causation whereby a future event affects a previous one.
- Two elementary particles can be identically matched so that when one changes its properties, its twin responds simultaneously, no matter how far away it might be.
- Through a principle known as quantum entanglement, two particles separated by billions of light years can act without physical communication, thus defying the speed of light and ultimately demolishing the concept of space.
- The infant universe was so finely calibrated that a change in any one of a dozen constants by as little as one part in a billion would have prevented our universe from emerging as it exists today. The infant universe would either have collapsed upon itself or flown apart so fast that atoms and molecules would never have formed.
- Every solid object in the universe has a separate existence at the quantum level as merely a ripple or wave in the quantum field, thus demolishing the notion that there is a small building block in nature that is the irreducible "thing" from which the cosmos is constructed.
- One could go on, but the upshot of these discoveries is that mathematically speaking, as well as in real-time experiences, the notion of the universe as a machine with tiny moving parts governed by space, time, and everyday logic is totally false. Noted physicists, including the late Stephen Hawking, declare that there is no longer a guarantee that the advanced theories of modern physics actually match reality.
- The individual self with its ego-driven demands is supported by the false notion that every person is a separate entity, isolated and alone. In fact, we are all an activity of the universe, requiring the power of one to exist in a physical body.
- We are attached to our individual thoughts, but this too is an illusion. There is every reason to believe that cosmic mind is the only mind. Therefore, what we think is only an outcropping in the activity of this cosmic mind.
Feeling Gratitude Literally Changes Your Brain
Scientists have discovered that feelings of gratitude can actually change your brain. Feeling gratitude can also be a great tool for overcoming depression and anxiety. Furthermore, scientists have discovered that the heart sends signals to the brain.
Many of us are always looking toward external factors to experience joy and happiness, when really it's all related to internal work. This is something science is just starting to grasp as well, as shown by research coming out of UCLA's Mindfulness Awareness Research Center. According to them:
Having an attitude of gratitude changes the molecular structure of the brain, keeps gray matter functioning, and makes us healthier and happier. When you feel happiness, the central nervous system is affected. You are more peaceful, less reactive and less resistant. Now that's a really cool way of taking care of your well-being.There are many studies showing that people who count their blessings tend to be far happier and experience less depression. For one study, researchers recruited people with mental health difficulties, including people suffering from anxiety and depression. The study involved nearly 300 adults who were randomly divided into three groups. This study came from the University of California, Berkeley.
All groups received counselling services, but the first group was also instructed to write one letter of gratitude to another person every week for three weeks, whereas the second group was asked to write about their deepest thoughts and feelings about negative experiences. The third group did not do any writing activity.
What did they find? Compared to the participants who wrote about negative experiences or only received counselling, those who wrote gratitude letters reported significantly better mental health for up to 12 weeks after the writing exercise ended.
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This is a great mindfulness drill I learned about from Gary Douglas of Access Consciousness, and it is fun to do and very revealing of our motivations and true desires. There are different ways to do it, but a good starting one is to first determine a short path you are going to physically walk--say through your garden, or a short stretch of ground in a park--say, maybe 100 feet or so. Now, start walking, step by step, very slowly. As you slowly move, take in every bit of the five senses (or more). Observe the tendency to get bored, or hurry, or do something else with your mind. Instead, retrieve your attention back to the Walk. Observe the earth, the trees, the flowers, the grass, any flora and fauna, your breath, heart beat, pulses and other sensations. I've done this over a 100 foot stretch in a garden, taking 45 minutes to traverse the distance. At the end, I felt not only intimately connected with my surroundings, but also much more connected with Nature at large. The other version of this is to walk at a normal pace, but keeping your attention on everything you are sensing, and observing what the mind does. Refrain from following any particular thought sequence, such as thinking about future events, or plans, or past experiences. Keep it all in the NOW. Soon, you'll experience a deep, relaxing connection to Life and your place in the world. (From 25 No Cost Health & Healing Hacks by Boyd Martin)
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