Sadly, non-attachment or detachment as proposed in Buddhism is radically misunderstood by many. Non-attachment actually brings about the most profound sense of care, compassion, and freedom you could ever imagine.
But, I understand why the word “detachment” might send chills up your spine. So let’s set the picture straight.
What Does Non-Attachment Really Mean?
Non-attachment doesn’t mean being cold as a stone. Emotions don’t cease to exist as you learn to let go. You just relate to them differently because you understand their ephemeral nature. And that, thank goodness, means there’s a lot less to get riled up about.