In spirituality, when we're told
to be detached from day to day living
it doesn't mean, detached from people
or even detached from circumstances
it only means detached from
the influence of circumstances...
If overwhelmed by circumstances
one cannot play role effectively
whether the circumstance be
dissatisfaction with / loss of job
loss of loved one or separation
it is being detached, that gives clarity
for taking next step
facing situation courageously!
Even in a play on stage
if a co-actor forgets his lines
it is not raving & ranting
finding fault, that will save the day
Being calm and detached
focusing on one's own script
not being overwhelmed by circumstances
retrieves situation, restores balance
it is detachment that shows the way!
NB: This post is inspired by teachings of BK (Brahmakumaris) as articulated by Sister Shivani