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Commitment vs. Attachment

on Tue, 09/06/2011 - 23:05

I just completed a wonderful exercise where I could see/create being committed to a result versus being attached to it.  Think about it, there are times in our lives when we want something/someone so badly that we grasp on tightly; slowly or not slowly squeezing the life out of something.  This is attachment, desperation and completely coming from the past which is based on fear.  Commitment on the other hand is life-giving and full of possibilities.

 I had been a contractor at a company for 1 1/2 years and loved the work.  Then, the organization restructured and I needed to apply for my position.  I saw how attached I was to working there.  To not leaving and creating something new.  So, right before the interview I shifted my context to being committed to working there.  I was freed up in the interview and in my being, it was wonderful.  

In the end, I was not offered a position and I am in a good place.  I'm not angry or resentful, but empowered by the process and inspired to create something else.  That's right, it's time to regroup and create my "what's next."  Something big enough to hold my power, passion, integrity, need for growth and accountability.  Whatever I create I'm doing so from a calm, freed-up space of being committed to myself and my life as a contribution to others.  Living from, "love, integrity, freedom and ease"  is where I am grounded and, all is well!

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