Quotes on NON-ATTACHMENT

In my article, “The Importance of Non-Attachment”, I talked about the importance of being detached from everything and everyone. Non-attachment is such an important emotional skill to develop, that numerous people across cultures have talked about its importance. Here are some quotes that stress the importance of non-attachment:

“Do not love the world or anything that belongs to the world. If you love the world, you do not love the Father. Everything that belongs to the world—what the sinful self desires, what people see and want, and everything in this world that people are so proud of—none of this comes from the Father; it all comes from the world. The world and everything in it that people desire is passing away; but those who do the will of God live forever.”

‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:15-17‬ ‭GNT‬‬

“It is impossible to control outcomes or results, although most of us have been programmed from a very young age to believe otherwise. The idea that we can perform actual ‘magic’ causes tremendous dysfunction, unnecessary suffering and prevents the development of emotional resilience.”

-Christopher Dines

“If you purify your soul of attachment to and desire for things, you will understand them spiritually. If you deny your appetite for them, you will enjoy their truth, understanding what is certain in them.”

-St. John of the Cross

“Be aware of the ephemeral nature of material things. Lose your attachment to them.”

-Shui-ch’ing Tzu

“If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.”

-Lao Tzu

“Attachment constrains our vision so that we are not able to see things from a wider perspective.”

-Dalai Lama

“It is our attitude toward events, not events themselves, which we can control. Nothing is by its own nature calamitous — even death is terrible only if we fear it.”

-Epictetus

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