How to Untangle Attachments

* Also see the post entitled ‘Defining Attachment,’ which explores varying levels of attachment, including enmeshment and entanglement * Releasing attachments to old experiences can be challenging. Especially so when they’ve left you feeling hurt, betrayed or otherwise unsettled. Perhaps you felt like you built your life around the thing, person or situation that’s no longer in your life, and the attachment is the only residual tie to the deep love you experienced. It’s as if the loyalty to your pain is a distorted way of expressing the love you felt. (This brings to mind the song ‘Landslide‘ by Fleetwood Mac). This goes deeper than simply missing someone, which is a fleeting feeling of nostalgia which arises and leaves you with a sense of warmth Continue reading How to Untangle Attachments

Happiness Begins Within

Happiness is inherent to humans, yet at times, can feel so elusive. How is it that it can seem so difficult to attain something we’re all born with the capacity to feel? There are many external factors that can appear to have an effect on your overall state of well-being; things like finances, relationships, political issues, family, etc. They don’t have to affect your happiness, if you don’t allow them to. Life will continue to unfold around you whether or not you’re happy; it’s far easier to face challenging times from a place of calm alignment. Happiness is an inside job – it begins and ends with you. How anyone else feels about your happiness is actually nothing to do with you. If you’re waiting Continue reading Happiness Begins Within

A Love Song for the Animals

Animals have always been my salvation in a world where I felt mistrust towards people and circumstances. Spending time with them brings me such joy and peace, and I think I’ve always known they are far wiser than they’re given credit for. I just didn’t understand how wise. They bring so many gifts and teach us so much in their short and incredibly sweet lives, and this post is to honour their spirits, and their journeys. I’ll start with the premise that animals most definitely have souls. Souls as wide as the skies and as deep as the oceans. Souls so big and loving that to contain them within their relatively tiny bodies must be a strange and laughable experience for them. Anyone who has Continue reading A Love Song for the Animals