This is a mind map summary and exploration of the following quote:
“You must choose between your attachment and happiness. You cannot have both” Anthony de Mello
In the present moment you always have two choices – attachment or happiness. (“AH”) Either conditional or unconditional acceptance of the moment. Conditional acceptance is likely to lead to resistance; feeling stuck, sad and dissatisfied. Unconditional acceptance is more likely to lead to freedom, joy, fun and happiness.
Attachment leads to finality and should’s – wanting and seeking a different moment. Can you change it? Then change it. If you cannot change it, can you accept it, even if it is temporary?
Letting go is a single thought away; the origin of every story’s journey is a single thought.
“AH” – Attachment or happiness.
The choice – always.