Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The [universal] Law of Detachment

In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty,
in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from
our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning.
And in our willingness to step into the unknown,
the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to
the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe.
Like two golden birds perched on the selfsame
tree, intimate friends, the ego and the Self dwell in
the same body. The former eats the sweet and sour
fruits of the tree of life, while the latter looks on in detachment.
— ~The Mundaka Upanishad

The [universal] Law of Detachment 

The Law of Detachment
says that in order to acquire anything in the physical universe, you have to relinquish
your attachment to it. This doesn’t mean you give up the intention to create your
desire. You don’t give up the intention, and you don’t give up the desire. You give up your
attachment to the result.
This a very powerful thing to do. The moment you relinquish your attachment to the result,
combining one-pointed intention with detachment at the same time, you will have that which
you desire. Anything you want can be acquired through detachment, because detachment is
based on the unquestioning belief in the power of your true Self.
Attachment, on the other hand, is based on fear and insecurity — and the need for security
is based on not knowing the true Self. The source of wealth, of abundance, or of anything in the
physical world is the Self; it is the consciousness that knows how to fulfill every need. Everything
else is a symbol: cars, houses, bank notes, clothes, airplanes. Symbols are transitory; they come
and go. Chasing symbols is like settling for the map instead of the territory. It creates anxiety; it
ends up making you feel hollow and empty inside, because you exchange your Self for the
symbols of your Self.
Attachment comes from poverty consciousness, because attachment is always to symbols.
Detachment is synonymous with wealth consciousness, because with detachment there is freedom
to create. Only from detached involvement can one have joy and laughter. Then the
symbols of wealth are created spontaneously and effortlessly.
Without detachment we are prisoners of helplessness, hopelessness, mundane needs, trivial concerns, quiet desperation, and seriousness — the distinctive features of everyday mediocre existence and poverty consciousness.

True wealth consciousness is the ability to have anything you want,
anytime you want, and with least effort.
To be grounded in this experience you have to be grounded in the wisdom of
uncertainty. In this uncertainty you will find the freedom to create anything you want.
People are constantly seeking security, and you will find that seeking security is actually a
very ephemeral thing. Even attachment to money is a sign of insecurity. You might say, “When
I have X million dollars, then I’ll be secure. Then I’ll be financially independent and I will retire.

Then I will do all the things I really want to do.” But it never happens — never happens
Those who seek security chase it for a lifetime without ever finding it. it remains elusive and
ephemeral, because security can never come from money alone. Attachment to money will
always create insecurity no matter how much money you have in the bank. In fact, some of the
people who have the most money are the most insecure.
The search for security is an illusion. In ancient wisdom traditions, the solution to this
whole dilemma lies in the wisdom of insecurity, or the wisdom of uncertainty. This means that
the search for security and certainty is actually an attachment to the known.
And what’s the known? The known is our past.
The known is nothing other than the prison of past conditioning.
There’s no evolution in that — absolutely none at all. And when there is no evolution,
there is stagnation, entropy, disorder, and decay.

[Go on to Part 2]

[source:7 spiritual Laws of Success]