attachment

“Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.” ~Simone Weil

ball and chain

Allow me to set the scene.

I’d just spent a gut-wrenching, soul-liberating, ego-dropping weekend in Mexico where the fifteen or so other good-life seekers were looking to experience the same.

Phoenix-life transformation not only in our business lives, but in our whole selves.

And then it happened.

“You’re an addict.  And if you don’t stop, you’re going to die” she told me, gazing into my soul with tears in her eyes.   I like to refer to this woman as Guardian Angel #1.

Wow!  I thought to myself.  A ton of sh**-covered bricks just landed on me.  I’ve been labeled an “addict”?  Wow!!

I mean, I have been known to be the person who abuses alcohol for the wrong reasons.  If I was going to a party and I knew girls would be there, I’d drink 5 beers beforehand to remove social awkwardness.  If I was hating reality and crying so much that I didn’t want to experience life at the moment because of a lack in coping skills, I’d finish that bottle of vodka.

But an addict of alcohol?  At the ripe, mature age of 28?  She was selling it, but I wasn’t sure if I was buying it.

Before leaving Mexico in Cancun International Airport, I asked Guardian Angel #2 who witnessed the sh**-brick dropping …

“Why do I have to stop drinking alcohol? I don’t abuse it anymore like I used to.  Am I really an addict?”

“Whether you’re an addict or not is probably irrelevant.  Even if you don’t abuse it, most people don’t realize the attachments they have to things in their life.  Your soul thrives the most when it is free of all attachments” responded GA#2 with gentleness.  “In order to let your light shine the most, you need to be free of attachment.”

“Touche GA#2.”

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