“Detachment is like flying high: the higher you fly, the wider a landscape you are able to view.
But when you are unable to fly beyond the limited realities of your daily life, you are like a person who is confined to a narrow cell, unable to enjoy the expansion of nature…
True detachment from the world becomes possible when there is increasing attachment to the Divine Self within one’s heart.”
~ Swami Jyotirmayananda. Taken from “Yoga Gems” edited by Georg Feuerstein
I think we all want to have the feeling of flying high and seeing beyond every day reality. To connect to something beyond our daily life.
Yet, its easy to get confused between true detachment and putting up barriers to the world around us. Some of us may retreat and withdraw from life, rather than engaging in it and touching what is deep within us.
We must continue to connect to our heart. To the loving Source within us. Otherwise it becomes a mind driven practice of witness consciousness, that keeps us confined, rather than sets us free.