Detach Awaken  Detachment, in it’s many forms, has always been a big inspiration for thought trains and a core 
principle through which I try to orient decision making, which subsequently influences the
 life that follows.

                        Taking a moment to detach from objects, people, and scenarios, can be an incredibly 
useful tool for everyday stress relief and really looking at the big picture, often times 
giving us the answer we’re looking for.
Today I’d like to share with you a few notes from one of those thought trains relating to 
the detachment of identification.


                There's a popular idea that goes ‘If the environment’s favorable the organism will 
reproduce, if not it will choose immortality’ In the scientific sense, it relates to the 
reproduction or self-sustenance of cells depending on environmental conditions.


                  In the analogous sense, if immortality isn’t living forever, but having an impact in our 
experiences, then just as the collective environment determines the cells next direction, 
perhaps the same applies for ourselfs at the end of life process. 

                  The ‘collective environment’ being the sum of our experience, and state of peace at the 
time of death determining the direction of our transition as we leave the physical plane. 
Which doesn’t necessarily suggest a heaven scenario, more so it follows the principle of 
cause and effect in that energy cannot be destroyed, which doesn’t necessarily deny any
heavenly quality from the transition.

                  So as the seemingly separated exterior and interior aspects of the universe share this 
same agenda, then our unconscious defining and separating of these two interrelated 
aspects of the whole is what eludes us from it and prevents us from understanding it at a
deeper level of truth.

                     If defining between something that does promote physical or spiritual growth, and 
something that would seemingly not is the initial separation that causes the basis for 
dispute, then this self-imposed limitation is an example of a dualistic perspective 
preventing us from understanding something at a deeper level of truth, and a reminder to us 
that beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.

                Obviously we all have experiences, people and situations that are more preferable to 
us than others, but when we know internally that depreciating something or someone 
else’s potential value is untrue, we develop a new found respect and genuine interest 
that replaces the previously held ignorance to become part of our genuine self, an 
appreciation upgrade.


  Objectively, our ability to consciously define between a cup and a computer is a useful 
tool, but depreciating one in comparison to the other becomes an ‘Apples and oranges’ 
comparison. The same being true for defining between people, objects and scenarios. It becomes a subjective process that arrives us within dispute and dualism once again. 

  Bringing magnetics to mind for a moment: A field attracts things that are complementary 
to it. We can read that objectively as an example of handheld magnets, or in a more 
subjective manner such as the relationships between people, planetary bodies, or that of
the moon and tides.

   At a personal level, more favorable people and experiences present themselves within 
our lives at the point of refining our situation to one that attracts them, which can be 
likened to the idea of the cell that chooses ‘immortality’ until conditions are suitable.

   So the experiences that we do want come in greater frequency when we’ve gravitated 
away from what no longer serves us. It isn’t uncommon for people who begin 
relationships at later points in life to be more successful in this way.

   Looking at detachment once more, accepting something is to simultaneously exercise 
forgiveness in the sense of letting go, which is to appreciate something isn’t quite feasible to momentarily detach and analyze from a broader 
perspective like in times of dispute between two people. So creating that space internally
 can become useful to carry around with us in order to see through uncomfortable situations and give us the courage and foresight to work towards a resolution.

   Leaving an equation unfinished increases its capacity as a tool to bring ‘more to the 
table’ but the extended duration can decrease our capacity as mediators to consciously 
resolve the core of the problem at hand. 

   The longer we stray from a dispute with a person for example, the more healing and 
experience we’ll have to put in to our attempts at resolution, but the momentum will need
to be re-manifested as the initial experience itself has passed, which could cause the 
situation to go either way. 

   In the case of it going positively, the amount of satisfaction we get isn’t  always as genuine as if we manage to find resolve within the initial experience, still true enough to 
resume connection, but the point is somewhat lost and the ability to use the experience 
to serve us diminishes, it becomes an obsession of the past.

  Undeniably, this process refines in the continuum of knowing who we really are, which 
develops more so when we take a step back, away from the externalized dramas, to 
understand the subtler relationships within the world and ourselves. Which isn’t necessarily to stay in reflective mode and overly withdraw from situations, balance within any equation is needed to stay unified, but it is the lack of internal clarity and dominance of external focus which has arrived us at where we are today… Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing,  but probably something for us to be aware of.

-Mat Wood