Detachment From Past

May 29, 2024

Whenever we are confronted with change, our instinct is to keep things as they are. We become attached to the status quo and the way things have always been done. We cling to the past.

We go to great lengths to maintain the current state of affairs. We can become irrational, investing energy, time, and resources into preserving the status quo rather than adapting to new circumstances. This behavior stems from our attachment to the past.

But why are we so attached? We fear uncertainty, the unknown, and the potential changes to the established order. We fear losing control. To combat this fear, we sometimes act irrationally.

Despite all the uncertainty, one thing is certain: change is inevitable. Change will always be different from what we anticipate. It will challenge the way things have been, and it may render some past methods obsolete. However, change also opens up opportunities for new approaches to succeed.

We must train ourselves to become detached from the past and accept the hard truth that things are constantly changing in significant ways. Change affects us as individuals, our relationships, families, communities, countries, the economy, and geopolitics. Everything is subject to change.

Detaching ourselves from the past allows us to channel our energy into what's to come and positions us to benefit from it. We should embrace change rather than protect against it. Those who understand this concept the soonest and live by it fearlessly will be the ones who benefit the most.

Become detached from the past to align to thrive in the inevitable future that is coming.