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Friday April 18 , 2014
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Attachment

We are a society that is filled with attachments.  We love our technology; we have to feel connected to the rest of the world at all times.  When we try to evolve ourselves we learn to release.  Sometimes when we release one thing, we become attached to something else.  You also have to stop and ask yourself; is this device helping my life or hindering it?  Is (name whatever it is) consuming all of my time and energy?

This plays out most famously when you try to release an attachment to smoking, drinking, food, or any other vise you might have.  Sometimes is you try and rid yourself of one bad habit, you might pick up another one.

We can also look at the young people who died trying to retrieve a cell phone that had fallen into the Chicago River. This was such a tragedy, but also goes along with those who have passed away as a result of texting.  Is that device worth your life or the life of others?

We also get attached to feelings.  We can observe ourselves and notice our reaction to certain people walking into a room, and the feelings associated with them.  Do certain people rub you the wrong way?  Are you attached to that person?  How are you attached to that person?  If you are attached to that person then you have titles and labels attached to them.  Not to mention the expectations that goes with it.  Just think long and hard about the labels and titles associated with all you know.

In order to release something you have to acknowledge the attachment that you have to it.

You can also get attached to other people’s way of life, such as movie stars.  You can get attached to the material things that life has to offer.  You can also get emotionally attached to people, places and things.  To find out how attached you are to something, just remove it from your life and you will find your answer.

Here are some important questions to ask yourself.  Can I live without it?  What purpose is this serving me?  Is it hampering my own personal growth?  Am I strong enough to release this from my life and not find a substitute for it?

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0 #4 Tami Principe 2014-01-15 19:54
Thank you for reading my blog Carrie Ann! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Great questions you ask yourself. I keep it very simple, and it is the basic form you use, but broken down to a simple question. Is this helping me or hindering me right now? If it is helping me, it is adding to the quality of my life in at least one important area. :)
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0 #3 Carrie Ann Tripp 2014-01-15 19:50
When I find myself too busy to get everything done and I have to evaluate how (with what) I spend my time, I ask myself the following questions about each thing:

1) Does it help get me closer (relationship) to God?
2) Does it help me get closer to my family?
3) Does it help me get closer to my personal goals?

If it doesn't meet one of those three requirements, then it isn't a priority.
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0 #2 Tami Principe 2014-01-15 18:52
Thank you for reading my blog, Kristin. I am glad you liked it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.
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0 #1 Kristin 2014-01-15 18:48
Thanks for the reminder! I have noticed that I spend too much time online and I would rather spend the time with my little kids and watch the grow up and play with them instead of shooing them away because I'm "busy".
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