The root of suffering is attachment.
Meaning of this quote:
Attachment alone isn’t the root of suffering, it’s also how we extend our expectations when we get attached. Suffering is not always caused by attachment, but rather by desires.
Isn’t change a part of nature? Aren’t things meant to be changed no matter how hard we try? Aren’t we the ones who suffer when we resist change?
There’s nothing wrong with attachment, but there’s something wrong when we expect something from someone in a certain way. Doesn’t there seem to be a fine line between being attached and being dependent?
Things don’t always turn out as planned. Changes are likely to happen whether we want them or not. When we expect something in a particular way, we suffer the most.
Fear of losing something is the root of suffering
When we become too attached to someone or something, unknowingly or knowingly, we become dependent upon them. Our feelings or emotions become dependent on them, so when someone or something gets out of our reach, it results in suffering.
While losing touch with someone can be difficult, there are times when nothing can be done about it. As a result, accepting things as they are and moving on is the best course of action.
Whether it’s happiness or sadness, it all depends on us, it depends on the way we think and perceive. Doesn’t it happen that sometimes our thoughts hurt us much more than the actions of others? Overthinking can sometimes lead to a negative outlook, doesn’t it?
Realize that things are going to change and we will likely lose touch with many people. There are times when someone else leaves us and there are times when we leave someone else.
Things in this world are meant to move and change, nothing remains static. What matters the most is not to dwell too much on something for an extended period of time.
People don’t always leave us on purpose. Their reason for leaving could be a new career opportunity, education, or simply a desire to settle somewhere else.
Isn’t it true that when we hold on to something for too long, we end up hurting ourselves? When we hold on to something rigidly, don’t we get stuck? Let whatever happens happen, sometimes it’s better to let everything work and flow on its own.
Nothing lasts forever, whether it’s a good time or a challenging time, change is the only constant in this world, regardless of whether we embrace it or resist it. Embrace the idea that there is no such thing as the end, because every end is often the beginning of something new.