non-attachment is
misunderstood in “the west”
it’s not negative

it’s not apathy
it’s not an absence of love
it’s not cold, distant

non-attachment is
a plump cloud pouring down rain
free of selfishness

nature wastes no time
for she knows nothing endures
she never wastes love

non-attachment is
a thick and bountiful tree
letting go in fall

it’s seeing the truth
and making the most of it
being here, present

non-attachment is
confidently spending time
free from fear and greed

© Rylan Skelly, November 2018

About the Author: I have a B.A. in Honours Religious Studies from the University of Waterloo and I love all major world religions – Eastern, Western, or in between. I’m genderqueer, and I’m comfortable with male, neutral, and female pronouns. I’m married to my dear wife Lynn, who is the love of my life, my best friend, and my muse. I think far too much, and often have too many ideas to know what to do with. And I am a doing being, just like you!



2 replies »

  1. I think that only times we are too attached to materialism and thus unable to appreciate everything around us.When we lose something we are attached to we become unhappy.Hence I agree that we must all let go and see god in everything, which provides eternal bliss.

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