Attachment is the root of suffering, The buddha said.
As I am practicing yoga for a little time now, I can see how I am un-attaching to some things. I used to collect music (CDs, vinyl) and movies (DVDs), books (literature, science, cook books), art (paintings, graphic design, photography) and beauty stuff (make up, perfume, skin care).
I sold all my CDs and records. I sold most of my books. I gave away art. I am not buying any new overpriced beauty stuff.
Music is in on the internet, I don't have to own it anymore. Books are in the library. I don't have to own them anymore. Art is everywhere, if you see it. Beauty stuff is overpriced and it hardly makes me any prettier (hmm. I don't know if this is true. I do love to take care of my skin and put make up on my face and I do think it makes me look better.) Or let's just say I won't spend so much money on it anymore. I'll go for the cheaper ones now.
I am letting go of friends. (But I am getting closer to my family.)
I am letting go of the fear of losing my job. If I'll lose my job, I'll find another way to make money. I don't need as much money as I used to, because I don't go out as often as before. A couple of years ago, I would go out to dinner or have drinks, at least three times a week. Now, it is like once a month. This saves me a lot of money.
I would go on expensive holidays. I am not in the mood for them at this point. This saves a lot of money too.
I am letting go of this idea I need new clothes. I do have enough clothes.
Yesterday (Friday) I went to Mysore practice in the morning. We only were with ten people. The teacher asked us to lay our mats close to each other. This was great on the atmosphere and energy. I felt high! She asked me to do Sirsasana B (in headstand, you lower the legs half way to a ninety degree angle.)
I said: 'I can't do that.' She helped me. It was hard. I laughed because I felt overwhelmed.
'Use your bandha's. And your strength,' she said.
I am attached to this yoga practice. To this shala. To my teacher.
After work, I went out to dinner with a friend. This was her idea. I was not really in the mood, but it was fun to be out, to have a nice meal and to talk about her things. She knows about my new yoga lifestyle.
'You've become a boring woman,' she said. She laughed but I knew she meant it.
I laughed too.