As we walk a spiritual path, we learn to practice detachment in order to experience inner freedom. Yet, this does not mean we ignore our needs and dismiss our emotions. Our liberation happens when we experience our self and non-self simultaneously. Without a sense of self, we confuse opinions and truth. Without a sense of self, we can’t connect to human values. Without a sense of self, we can’t be accountable and responsible for our actions, our reactions, and our communication. When we connect to self, we honor our experience and are aware of our feelings as well as the state of our mind so that we don’t live in constant projection.
Yet, if we are too attached to our notion of self, we suffer. We become rigid, locked into a limited view of what is. In this context, we open the door to fear, and our truth gets blurred: we have lost our clarity and our intuition.
If we are willing to stay engaged and present at the emotional level, if we are willing to integrate all the parts of us, we can embrace our multidimensionality and realize that one aspect is not better than the other. If we are willing to explore a new dance with self and no self, life drama shades away.
Shall we dance?