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Attachments Are Not Set in Stone

--by Robina Courtin (Jun 26, 2017)

Attachment is such a simple word, but it’s multi-faceted. At the most fundamental level it’s that feeling of neediness deep inside us; that belief that somehow I am not enough, I don’t have enough, and no matter what I do or what I get, it’s never enough. Then, of course, because we’re so convinced it’s true, we hanker after someone out there, and when we find the one who triggers our good feelings, we attach ourselves to getting them, convinced they’re the one who will fulfill our needs and make us truly happy and content. We assume they’re our possession, and almost an extension of who we are. This attachment is the source of all our other unhappy emotions. Because it’s desperate to get what it wants, the minute it doesn’t...

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