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Attachment Causes Suffering

by Dr. Kathleen Hall

I have been thinking about what the Buddhists say about attachment. Buddhism believes our suffering in life is created by our cravings and attachments. I agree with this. I have been thinking about all my attachments: husband, children, status, money, property, jobs, friends, etc. etc. and the list goes on. Maybe attachments have an invisible Divine timer on them.

One attachment leads to another attachment and they do have an invisible Divine expiration date. We hold tighter and tighter, instead of releasing or surrendering our energy attached to that attachment.

Attachments rot like expired food but we continue to hold even tighter.  It is so difficult to love without attachment to an outcome we desire. We can eventually become consumed by what we crave and attach our lives to. Just think of all that suffering attachment causes!

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