Embracing attachment

 

When driving it often seems I’m more likely to “step back” from the “self-made me.” So I pulled off at a rest stop to share this before it fades… I noticed a string of thoughts about attachment — how obviously attached I am to my husband, and so on. The tone of the thoughts was critical — you dumb, unspiritual girl, attaching to people and things… And then a thought arrived along the lines of: why WOULDN’T I want to attach to anything and everything? And fully experience THAT??? And a ripple if what I’d label excitement flew through this body. And eyes swelled with grateful tears. Why would I want to reject anything? Even the wanting to reject. I was left with these words repeating like a sweet chant: embrace it all, embrace it all, embrace it all.

– MBG on FaceBook

This was shared by an inquiry friend of mine on Facebook. Yes, why not embrace even attachment? Why not notice it? Feel it? Allow it? Notice it’s already allowed?

And in that, it softens. Through noticing, allowing, and finding love for it, there is a softening…. a softening of identification. There is more room around it. The “velcro” loosens.

When it’s here, it’s already allowed. It’s already who and what I am. So why not consciously welcome it? Why not find love for it? Why not examine what it really is? Why not even rest with it?

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