A father shares

DETACHMENT

Detachment does not mean to stop caring; it means I can’t do it for another person.

Detachment is not to cut myself off; it’s the realization I can’t control another.

Detachment is not to enable; but to allow learning from natural consequences.

Detachment is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.

Detachment is not to try to change or blame another; it’s to make the most of myself.

Detachment is not to care for, but to care about. Detachment is not to fix, but to be supportive.

Detachment is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.

Detachment is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to affect their own destinies.

Detachment is not to be protective; it’s to permit another to face reality.

Detachment is not to deny, but to accept.

Detachment is not to nag, scold, or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.

Detachment is not to adjust everything to my desires, but to take each day as it comes and cherish myself in it.

Detachment is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.

Detachment is to fear less and love more.

- R.B.