PART 1 | ATTACHMENTS & DETACHMENTS

May 15, 2017


It's been forever since I wrote a post, yet alone one dealing with my thoughts. I've been slacking off on blogging for multiple reasons. One of them being that I'm very insecure about my writing and I usually don't think it's good enough. It sucks. The other reason is that I haven't been as inspired or motivated as usual in the past couple of weeks. April was kind of a dead month on Kathlyn's Korner, and I'm just now starting back up in the middle of May. Hopefully I won't be taking anymore huge breaks from blogging. I miss it so much.

Enough of all that though, let's get down to business. Today's post is part of a short mini series that I'm starting up on my blog. About 2 nights ago I found my thoughts to be all over the place, and I was jumping from one concept to another. But in a way, they all intertwined and connected with each other. I immediately started to jot them down and was so excited to share them with you. The original plan was to type them all up in one post, but then I realized how extra that would be to read because a lot was going on up there. So instead I decided to split the post into three parts: attachments and detachments, love, and beauty. Based on the title, we're covering attachments and detachments today (woohoo)!

attachments and detachments.

We as human beings have a tendency to attach to things. A lot of different things. Mostly materialistic things. Sometimes people. And it's not just physically attaching ourselves to these things. It's also emotionally clinging onto these things and/or people. It's allowing these attachments to define who we are. I'm no stranger to this. I've allowed myself be consumed by my attachments to a multitude of things. Whether that be books, people, trends, labels, you name it and more than likely, I've clung to it. What we have to understand, or I guess, what I've come to understand, is that all earthly attachments are temporary. They don't last. They can pick up and leave you whenever they want. Nothing on this earth is permanent. Expect love, but we'll get into that in the second part of this series.

This is how I see it. Speaking from experience, when something brings me happiness, I tend to clutch it a little too close to my heart. Too close to the point where the same thing that once brought me happiness, now brings me nothing but the anxiety of it potentially leaving me. It's no longer a joyful thing. It's no longer pleasurable. It's a good thing turned bad because I couldn't let it go. I attached myself to a temporary thing, and eventually, it left me.

Here's the thing, learn to detach yourself from everything, except love, and you will free yourself. You won't feel trapped. You won't feel imprisoned in your own happiness. You won't be disappointed as much because you'll know that whatever it is, it's going to eventually leave you. So instead of clinging onto something in fear, you learn to appreciate it more. You spend more time with it. You listen to it more. You hold it more. You cherish it's voice, it's touch, it's humanly and earthly features in a new and heightened sense because it won't be with you forever.

Now before you run off with this insight, I'm not saying that you'll never experience fear or anxiety or disappointment because you will. That's comes with being human. What I'm trying to say is that life doesn't have to be painful or as painful as a lot of people, like you and me, make it up to be. You don't have to feel locked in. You don't have to feel incapable of spreading your wings. You can break off the chains that are holding you down and set yourself free. You don't have to cling onto everything that's good. You can still enjoy things from a healthy distance. You don't need anything on this Earth to complete you or make you feel worthy. You were born as a whole, not a broken puzzle trying to find its missing pieces in this world. Walk through life experiencing things, not attaching to them. I promise it'll make a difference.

Stay tuned for part two on, love....

Until next time,

k.m.

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