My niece just messaged me, she asked whether I wanted my late father’s radiogram, you know the type that plays vinyl records and has LW, SW MW radio integrated.
When my father passed away, she took it for safe keeping because it was one of her grandfather’s most cherished possessions. She’s moving from her current home, and where she is going does not offer the space to take it with her.
As she asked me, I instantly yearned to find a positive response to her request, for the very same reasons that she asked me; in the hope that this inanimate no longer functioning piece of kit would stay in the family. Unfortunately for me, I could not offer an immediate yes to her question. The thought of it being scrapped or not being cared for raises a deep discomfort within me.
Right there, I understood holding on to anything alive or not, only serves to draw negative energy into our lives should it be taken away or dies.
Being able and having the courage to let go and move on is essential to our well-being. Money, Possessions, People, Pets etc, only have the value we place on them. Arguably, it is pretty much in the mind; though with losing a parent, it is perhaps something much deeper than that.
How often do we hear of people, making that life changing decision to leave it all behind, and find a new dawn in their lives? I admire such people, I find them inspirational. It harks back to some of my past blogs, about the ‘bigger picture’. If you focus only on a grain of sand, you will fail to see the sweeping majestic curve of the beach.
Attachment is one of many sources for mankind’s misery, on a domestic or an international scale, the principle remains the same; it is the I want it curse.
Buddhism is one principal faith that champions letting go of attachments; you want to sleep peacefully at night, learn to let go of stuff, whatever that ‘stuff’ happens to be.