A Lesson In Non-Attachment And Letting Go

A Lesson In Non-Attachment And Letting Go

Is it possible to love something and practice non-attachment at the same time?

Since 2006 our family has fostered puppies for the Lions Foundation Dog Guides of Canada. We usually get the puppies when they’re ready to leave their moms and we’ve had them for anywhere from nine to fifteen months.

We teach them to wear the Dog Guide vest, how to ride an escalator and elevator, how to behave themselves when they’re at the mall, in a grocery store or restaurant and generally becoming accustomed to being in different public places.

Once they go back to Dog Guide University, they’re familiar with these situations and the trainers are able to focus on working with them for their specific duties while fine-tuning what they’ve learned during their time with us.

We handle all of the puppy stages and just when they start to get easy we give them back.

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Leaving Safe For The Unknown

Leaving Safe For The Unknown

There’s a place where you sit that feels very good. It’s comfortable, safe and you feel secure when you’re there. You can do what you like when you’re sitting in that chair and no matter what someone says, it’s easy to stay comfortably enthroned on it. It’s your ‘comfy chair’ and it secures your place in the world.

I’ve got my favourite chairs and sitting spots in our home. There’s the chair in the room where I teach that I sit in every morning to meditate. There’s another in the living room - my hubby in his chair on one side of a table and me on the other. Just like the lovely couple in the movie Up. It’s nice and it feels good.

But metaphorically speaking, sitting in that ‘comfy chair’ in your life - that’s not so good.

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