Often on our spiritual journey, we hear the instructions, “Just give up all of your desires; give up all of your attachments.”
If you have ever attempted to do this, you have quickly realized this is easier said than done. Yes, it looks good on paper, but how do we actually do this?
Renunciation requires an extraordinary amount of awareness. One must first honestly identify one’s attachments in order to begin the process of letting go. Sri Ramakrishna reminds us that in this Kali Yuga, Truth is the most important spiritual discipline.
When we finally give up one attachment, we often find that another one arrives to take its place! It’s like a never ending sea of desires, and as the journey continues, the attachments become more and more subtle, making them harder to recognize.
In this delightful video, Swamiji shares a universal secret to giving up attachments. Swamiji speaks from personal experience about the approach he uses in his daily life, and it really works!
As you listen to the video, think of how you can apply this advice in your own life and remember some fundamental keys to success: think “big,” be totally sincere, trust, and watch the small, inconsequential attachments blow away in the wind!