Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Practicing Detachment

From The Anchoress:
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go.. to move forward. — CS Lewis
That is very true. It is also true of great experiences — those moments of ‘triumph’ when for a short time it all comes together for you; the accolades that follow can surprise and confound and are always too effusive.

Take what is healing in all of that, but the rest must be let go. Practice detachment, or you begin to believe the hype, and then you’re lost. If you have not practiced detachment, when your hand inevitably misses a rung, it will come a hard, hard fall.