Drstanusravika Visaya Vitrsnasya Vasikara Samjna Vairagyam = Non-attachment is self-mastery; it is freedom from desire for what is seen or heard.
Okay mama be honest.
Raise your hand if you want something to be different than it is right now in your life?
You know like you want your toddler to sleep in her own bed, instead of with you every night.
Or you want the house to stay cleaner so you’re not tripping over toys on the way to the toilet in the middle of the night.
Or you want your spouse to be a little more “helpful” in taking care of the house and kids?
We all have our desires/wants right? But yoga teaches us that in order to have “mastery” over our own thoughts and consequently our own behaviors, then we have to learn non-attachment.
Non-attachment for me is NOT about NOT caring about how clean the house is, or that it’s a good idea for the baby to learn to sleep on her own. It’s about allowing what is the current situation to just BE the current situation.
It’s letting go of the story about the situation that is actually pissing me of.
Really its not that the toys are on the floor that’s so upsetting. Those toys are inanimate objects – right?
What really gets my face red is the story I tell myself about the toys that sounds like “Keya you suck at taking care of the house.” Or “Keya you’re a bad mom for not teaching and disciplining your kids on cleaning up after themselves.”
See the difference?
So how can you practice non-attachment in your life this week?
What little stories can you let go of, to help you become more of a master of your own mind?