This world is only a bridge; you may pass over it, but you should not think to build a dwelling place upon it. – The Urantia Papers
It’s natural to be attached to all that’s good in our lives. But excessive attachment is also the cause of endless suffering. How can we maintain a balance so that we may be attached but not to a fault?
Balanced attachment may be found by following two principles:
- Eternal Life: This principle states that life continues, forever. Personalities continue, forever. We should remember that everyone will always be there. We can relax and revel in God’s amazing plan!
- Selflessness: This principle states that we cannot be islands all on our own. We may not become selfish and stay away from relationships and attachments just to avoid getting hurt.
A life lived serving others while knowing that no one ever dies will yield great happiness without the debilitating suffering caused by overly much attachment. Similarly we ought to use material goods for everyone’s benefit and not as metaphorical personal trophies.
Daily Affirmation: Today I AM in balance!
Recommendation: The Urantia Papers