Wednesday, March 14, 2007

On Attachment to People, Places and Things

The universe continues to teach me that getting attached to people is not where it's at. While it is difficult, I am trying to put human emotions behind me. For the most part, any time I've gotten attached to someone, with the exception of my family and husband, I've realized just how fleeting human relationships are. Friendships do not last, much as the pleasures found in material objects do not last.

In the more than four and a half years of working in the same place, I turned a coworker into a friend. I told him more about me than any of my coworkers. I guess you could say we bonded - two humans relating tales of human survival. Today I got word that tomorrow is his last day with this organization. We made promises to each other to stay in touch, but deep inside I know that we won't. It's not that we don't care, we just have other areas of life to spend our attentions on.

When the wind blows, the sand scatters.

5 comments:

Chris said...

What I have found to be true for me is, to have a good friend I must be prepared to be an even better friend.

Puzzled Woeman said...

You are a good friend, Chris. You are the kind of person who'd give anyone the shirt off your back. Even when you've advanced spiritually, you come back and continue to assist others who are going along the path slowly, or those who have stumbled, or made mistakes. When someone is in error, you turn your head and look in the other direction, giving that person time to fix their mistake and repair their dignity, and when the time is right, you look back at them without forgetting them.

You're the kind of person I wish I could be for others.

My intuition tells me all of these things about you. I am normally skilled at sensing people, and I trust my intuition.

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Puzzled Woeman said...

Chris, I had a hunch that this was so. It's nice hearing you say it. I saw a parable today that reminded me of the friends who didn't just walk away:

http://citizen.livejournal.com/1508.html

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