Monday, January 16, 2006

Yoga Chickie's Attachments, January 2006

I am attached to, in no particular order (as evidenced by the placement of Diet Peach Snapple and my children well below the top five):

  1. Flavored coffee, black, no sugar
  2. Having what feels like "a good practice" each day (notice my desperation when one day it is not such a good practice)
  3. Blogging
  4. Email
  5. My children's continuing health, happiness and prosperity
  6. My continuing to feel well and happy
  7. The notion of finishing Primary Series
  8. Cadbury Dairy Milk
  9. Diet Peach Snapple
  10. Buying nice things when I want to
  11. The good behavior of Lewis the Bagle
  12. Fitting into a size __
  13. Feeling attractive
  14. The good behavior of my children
That's all I can think of at the moment. Are any of these worth detaching from? Sure. Probably number one on the list is everything that is outside of my control. Oh wait...I believe that would be eveything on the list. Even that which relates to my health and to my children.

There is a difference between detachment and not giving a shit, between attachment and enjoyment.



Anonymous said...

What about the husban?

yoga chickie said...

The list is non-exhaustive (for anyone else who thinks they were "left off). "Attachment" isn't the same thing as LOVE. Things we are attached to aren't things we simply "enjoy" or even "need". They are metaphorical handcuffs. I won't have a good day if Lewis has an accident in the house. That is attachment to his good behavior. I can't function without coffee. That is attachment to coffee. Maybe Cadbury Dairy Milk doesn't quite rise to that level, but I would have to examine it further, since I seem to get really cranky without it.


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