09 May Being Well Podcast: Attachment, and Cultivating Nonattachment
You might have heard the line “attachment is the root of suffering”. It comes from the Buddha, but you don’t have to be a Buddhist to recognize that becoming overly attached to a particular outcome, person, or view of yourself can lead to a lot of suffering. At the same time, there are clearly things that are sensible to be attached to–like our loved ones, a basic moral compass, and fundamentals like food and shelter. So what’s the problem with attachment?
2:10: Learning from Buddhism without trying to be a Buddhist
8:45: Two kind of suffering
12:00: Distinguishing healthy desire and unhealthy desire
19:40: Markers of problematic attachments
24:10: Self-concept and an example from Forrest of relaxation of attachment
30:25: Balancing Right View and nonattachment
42:25: Pain and release
50:55: What’s useful for you?
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