Can Letting Go of Attachment Lead to True Freedom and Liberation1

Can Letting Go of Attachment Lead to True Freedom and Liberation?


Embracing Freedom Through Non-Attachment


Today's post addresses a subject that touches us all deeply: the concept of attachment. One of Buddha's most profound statements is, "The root of all suffering is attachment." Buddha recognized that the only constant in the Universe is change. And change, invariably, is coupled with loss, leading us to pain if we cling to impermanent things. Letting go of  attachment leads to true freedom and liberation. 


The Unawareness of Attachment

Often, we are oblivious to how tightly we cling to worldly possessions or people. Without conscious realization, we construct prisons for ourselves and willingly reside within them. Let me share some examples, some stories that might offer you a glimpse into the nature of attachment.

Imagine buying a home, investing a fortune in its renovation, and basking in the beauty of it all. But then, after mere weeks, you notice scratches on the furniture, your children's marks on freshly painted walls, and anger boils within you. This anger reveals your attachment to the house, causing pain as soon as changes occur that don't align with your desires.

Consider another situation: You are let go from a job you've held for many years. You adored this job, worked diligently, and stayed late to complete your responsibilities. Now, filled with regret and terror, you are furious at the boss who terminated you. Again, your negative emotions signify how tightly you held onto your work.


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Now, a final illustration: Your mother, with whom you were incredibly close, passes away. The world seems to collapse. You can't imagine life without her. You are angry at God for taking her away, feeling that the world is unjust. Months after the funeral, the negative emotions continue to weigh on you.

These examples can be multiplied endlessly, but hopefully, you now understand what attachment means. If you cannot live without something or someone, if your joy depends on something or someone, then you are dealing with attachment. This attachment will inevitably lead to pain, for sooner or later, you may lose the thing or person you cherish.


Attachment and the Afterlife

Speaking of attachment, let's not forget those who, after death, cannot move on. Many struggle with attachment. During their life, they clung to family, home, work, or material objects. Death requires us to say farewell to the physical world, joyfully moving on. Yet some souls are so tied to the physical realm that they cannot let go. As a result, they suffer immensely, even possessing the living. More on this subject can be found in Wanda Pratnicka's book, "Possessed by Ghosts."


Letting Go of Attachment and Finding True Freedom

Living without attachment doesn't mean living in solitude or poverty. You can freely enjoy the riches of the world and spend time with anyone you wish. The approach should be, "I feel good using these things and feel equally good when I cannot use them, or I feel good when this person is in my life and feel just as good when they are not." Reflect on how you would feel if you approached life with this attitude. Suddenly, a tremendous pressure lifts, and more space seems to appear around you. This is a taste of real freedom.

Without attachment, you continue to do things to the best of your ability and approach others with utmost respect and love, but the intense, often unrealized fear is gone. You can be as free as a bird, spreading its wings wide, soaring in the sky without worry about what tomorrow may bring.

So, I encourage you to begin practicing non-attachment today. Be grateful for what you have and the people in your life, but don't become attached. Trust that God always takes care of you, and if you lose something, He will give you something better in return. Remember, better things can only come when you calmly and cheerfully let go of the old. Only an open hand can receive; a clenched one cannot.



About the Author:

Marianna oversees the daily operations of The Dr. Wanda Pratnicka Center, skillfully advising staff members on guiding clients through the spirit removal process. Her efforts extend beyond management; she is dedicated to raising awareness about the phenomenon of spirit possession, utilizing various platforms including events, books, and digital media. In her leisure time, Marianna delights in gardening, immerses herself in reading, and explores new natural wonders.


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