Today I was doing some yoga reading and one of the subjects I read about was attachment… "Vairagya/Non-attachment: The essential companion is non-attachment (1.15), learning to let go of the many attachments, aversions, fears, and false identities that are clouding the true Self"….. and it got me thinking…what am I attached to…..
1. Books…..Yes these are some of my books and I ordered 2 more books on Amazon today. I know I am addicted to books and my mother reminds me every time she visits…"Susan do you read all this books, this is ridiculous!" Then the next day she calls and asks if I can recommend a book for her to read and do I have a copy.
2.Art stuff…and a box of art supplies arrived today from Dick Blick. (How will I every become a true artist if I don't have the right supplies?).
3. Dogs…….I love dogs to such an extreme that I take pictures of my neighbors dogs (who could resist taking a picture of Jilly?).
Okay the books and art supply purchases need to be limited…no I am not ready to give them up and I may never be. Really a girl needs her books and paints.
Finally, my love of dogs is a good thing as long as I don't bring home another 4 legged critter.