Tuesday, January 12, 2016



+ Detachment doesn’t mean not loving. It means to be free to love with God’s love. Without detachment we are not free. We are bound to our limited selves, our egos, and when we are bound we project onto others, grasp after them, and/or reject them. Without detachment we cannot be fully aware of others or fully present to them. So we love selfishly, at least partly, and in self-serving ways.

Detachment enables us to be aware of and engage reality as it really is. It enables us to welcome and embrace the unfolding of reality and be present and responsive to the Spirit at work within it. Without detachment we cannot see truth, cannot realize or actualize the truth.

Detachment requires skillful, intentional humility and vulnerability because detachment does not come naturally to us; it is a supernatural gift, a grace, though we can practice making ourselves available to it. My prayer for myself and for our community is that we continue to grow in loving others with awareness, humility, and skill. And this, I think, requires detachment.

+ This was posted by Rickey Cotton (RC) at the Living Stones Blog on June 29,2009. The blog has ceased to exist or has moved but you can still find this post at  http://livingstonesweb.blogspot.com/2009/06/thoughts-on-detachment.html and many more great posts by this community.  I found his website > http://rickeycotton.tripod.com/

+ Detachment is liberating.  It opens the door to amazing grace, grace upon grace upon grace.  Humility is the glorious outcome of this practice “… and Whatdoes the Lord require of you but to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with your God?” --Micah 6:8

But before we move on to the practice of humility, the next practice beginning with the next post, be sure you make a commitment to continue to practice, practice, practice stillness and detachment, the required practices which make humility happen.

+ You can always find a link to any of the Spiritual Explorations posts by going to http://abundancetrek.com/sepostsaccess.html

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