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A Woman Alive

August 21st, 2014
by Diane

Detachment in Action

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Deepak Chopra writes, “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 give up your attachment to the result.”

But HOW are we suppose do this? How can you desire without an attachment to the outcome?

I have been pondering these very questions quite a bit lately and have, of course, had several experiences which have lead me to a conclusion – the balance of intention and desire is created in the space of 100% focus on the action needed at a given moment.

In my last blog I wrote about my rediscovery of the ocean as a huge and important piece for my wellbeing. You may recall that I did not know where that discovery would lead but I did, at the moment of discovery, set an intention that I would somehow live by the ocean once again. I began to take small action steps in the moment. I talked to people about the possibilities. I went and looked at areas in Brooklyn that are by the water. I let myself be by the ocean in my mediation. I was detached from the outcome, from the swirling thoughts of how I would make it happen or when it would happen. I just put the thought out there and then let it go. Read more »

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