Appearances And Attachment
“It is not appearances that tether us; it is attachment.”
Appearances are everything that appears to our mirror-mind.
Attachment is clinging/grasping/holding on to these reflections,
creating a personification of a limited view.
Appearances constantly flood in. If we become attached, concepts form and so we become involved and distracted, losing our equanimity – our calmness and composure. Being detached doesn’t mean giving up everything: it just means not being tethered.
Being tethered creates limitations: we walk around in continual circles, never able to expand our experience.
Being detached, we are more able to express compassion in a situation. It’s what emptiness is all about.