Only when we remove our attachments do we remove suffering.
Non-attachment doesn’t imply a lack of care or feeling. It means moving through life without fixations, obsessions, or attachments to specific outcomes. It’s a resilient mindset that enables you to cope better with the difficult periods that life throws your way.
This practice isn’t limited to devoted meditators. The same research i quoted earlier highlights that those who’ve experienced transformative suffering often adopt non-attachment as a way of embracing life without attachment to what they cannot change.
Autumn is a poignant time to reflect on the inevitability of change, especially as the season leads the way with its colourful display of transformation! The leaves of autumn are a good lesson that teaches us that we should not resist change. Instead of feelings of apprehension, fear of the unknown and clutching onto what is familiar. They move gracefully in the autumn winds and let go with ease and beauty.
Stepping out of your safe, comfortable space into the unknown can feel very scary. Perhaps you’re not moving forward with your life goals due to fear of failure. Most of what holds us back and stops us moving forward in life has its roots in the fear of the unknown.
Change is an inevitable part of our life journey. Trust the process. This new season teaches us that letting go is not a loss but a gateway to growth. In letting go, releasing our grip, we create space for new experiences, new relationships, and new beginnings.