Freedom Is Found In Detachment

I am looking for freedom in my life. And I know the only way I can find it is through detachment.

Every morning as I am preparing to begin my day I ask for a direction which will ultimately shape my life. During my day little signs will come to me that give me guidance toward my lesson. These come to me in a very profound manner and truly deepen my spiritual connection to all things. It has taken me a long time to learn how to hear this guidance. What I have come to know is that nature's messages do not come in form of a bolt of lightening as much as they come as a subtle breeze or light fragrance. And I find that unless I listen very carefully they go overlooked.

The other day I had asked for guidance and wisdom for this New Year. As I journeyed on my daily hike I passed my neighbors house. He had borrowed my ladder a few weeks ago and failed to return it. I saw it in his front yard. I was more amused than I was irritated. But, it lead me to think about him. He has not worked in nearly 3 years. He took a second out on his home some time ago and has been living off of his equity in the hopes that work will come to him. He has almost depleted his equity and has become very over leveraged. If the real estate market ever pulls back he will be in financial ruin.

An old sage had once told me how they use small wooden boxes to capture monkeys in Southeast Asia. There is a small whole cut in the top just big enough for the monkey's hand. Peanuts are left in the bottom of the box. The monkeys descend upon the boxes and reach inside for the peanuts. However, with a fist full of peanuts the monkey is unable to get his fist free from the box. His attachment to the peanuts has lead to his capture.

The world is my mirror and my neighbor's dilemma was a mirror of my dilemma, thus my lesson for the day. How am I the monkey? What are my attachments? How do my attachments keep me captive and impugn my freedom? How can I transcend my attachments and dependency that I hold so dearly and transform them into love and admiration? I know if I listen very carefully the answers will come to me. All I have to do is ask.

These were all great questions for me and maybe for you as well. It has started me on my journey for this New Year. And the Journey is where the answers are as opposed to the destination.

Thom King is the President of Steviva Brands, Inc. Steviva manufactures and distributes Stevia powder, Stevia blend, Stevia leaves and Yerba Mate. All of Steviva's product are all natural and have no calories or carbs. Subscribe to Mind, Body and Spirit is a weekly email publication which covers topics pertaining to a sharp and focused mind, motivation, healthy body and spiritual growth. It's free and you can cancel anytime. Go to http://www.steviva.com for more information.

In The News:

AirPods Pro now has an AI-powered alternative with solar charging  International Business Times, Singapore Edition

Herbology

Herbology is one of the oldest healthcare sciences known to... Read More

Using the Subconscious for Pain Relief - What?s In It For You?

If you're in chronic pain, you probably want 7 things.... Read More

Cleaners And Our Health

Many people use strong cleaners or acid cleaners to make... Read More

Understanding Aromatherapy

In the 1920's, a French cosmetic chemist named Rene-Maurice Gattefosse,... Read More

Boost Self Confidence Through Hypnotherapy

What is self confidence and how do you get it?... Read More

What is Sound Therapy?

As energetic beings, our electromagnetic energy field (aura) vibrates at... Read More

Sweet Sustenance

"The difference between sugar addiciton and narcotic addiction is largely... Read More

The Natural Way To Whiten Teeth

No patience for bleaching? There may be another way to... Read More

Alternative Medicine & Herbal Preparations

Alternative medicine is gaining more attention every day. The idea... Read More

Shamanic Healing & Soul Retrieval

Shamanic healing is one of the vast numbers of healing... Read More

The Whys and Habits of Anxiety & Panic Disorder

Just about everyone asks themselves why? Why did I get... Read More

Aromatherapy - a World of Frangrance

The ancient Egyptians used aromatherapy thousands of years ago. Aromatherapy,... Read More

Citronnelle

Remember the last Dumpling Festival? Did your mother or grandmother... Read More

Injured Athletes and Acupuncture

I have always been amazed at the clinical results that... Read More

Nature, An ADHD Natural Treatment

My mother's warning; "You are going to rot your brain... Read More

Why Most People Dont Really Want To Heal (Part 1)

I recently attended a metaphysical lecture facilitated by Guy Williams,... Read More

Health in the Self

What is health?Is health the absence of disease? Is health... Read More

Colon Cleansing

Colonics are one of the best types of medicine. They... Read More

Genital Herpes - Natural and Alternative Treatment Remedies

Modern medical science has not been able to produce a... Read More

Detoxification and Your Health: The Bodies 7 Channels of Elimination!

If you want to be healthy you need to understand... Read More

Laughter and Your Health

Alternative medicine: jokes and humor for your healthWhen thinking about... Read More

Fraicheur DAgrume (Citrus Fruits): Freshness in a Bottle

Citrus oils are perhaps one of the more popular essential... Read More

Have you Fed Your Good Bugs Today?

Most consumers have heard of probiotics and know that they... Read More

Feuille D Menthe: The Cooling and Uplifting Fragrance of Green Grass

Feuille D'Menthe is a blend of several fragrant grass essential... Read More

Prenatal Massage

What is prenatal massage? Prenatal Massage is a form of... Read More