Attached


Tracy Earl Welliver & The Main Thing Blog

What causes us the most anxiety in life is the fear of loss.

We fear losing our loved ones, our job, our money, our stuff, our reputation, or the comfortable routine of life that we have established. We may fear losing something that we’ve become dependent on.

When these become attachments they can bind us and keep us from being truly free and consequently truly happy. This is not to say that it is unreasonable or unwarranted to fear losing what we love, but the key to true happiness is to be detached from our dependence on them.  The Church fathers often instructed that anxiety was a problem of attachment.  St. John Climacus, who authored one of my favorite spiritual writings, The Ladder of Divine Ascent, says this of attachments:  “If you truly love God…then it will not be possible to have an attachment, or anxiety, or concern for…

View original post 193 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s