Nothing Is Permanent: Alan Watts on Letting Go of Attachment

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Impermanence is not something to be afraid of. It’s the evolution, a never-ending horizon.” ~ Deepak Chopra
I have been reading a lot lately on attachment and impermanence. It’s a big topic, one that is often hard to wrap your head around. How can I live a life without attachment? Doesn’t that mean that I am not being a loving or caring person? I mean really, no attachment—it just seems cold.
But as many ancient texts have taught us, attachment and desire are the root of suffering. Why? Because there is no such things as permanence.
The moment we make it about “keeping” something for our own gain, our own need, it becomes about our ego, fears, and insecurities.
We must embrace the concept of change. It is the one thing, and perhaps only thing, we can truly rely on. When change arises, we are either able to adapt to it or we decay with it
This video of Alan Watts discussing what art of detachment is brilliant.


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