Release Attachments

Stop trying to grasp, own, and control the world around you.

Today’s Assignment

Write and Burn
(10 minutes)

1. Think about something that happened that truly angered you or evoked an intense and painful emotion.

For example: the loss of a loved one, a tumultuous relationship, or a broken friendship.

2. On a fresh sheet of paper, take 5 minutes to write your thoughts on this matter.

Letting go of the pain doesn’t happen by ignoring it or pretending it didn’t happen. By writing down these feelings you declare them. It is important to declare your feelings and understand them.

3. Read what you wrote two times.

Step outside after you complete this assignment.

4. Burn the piece of paper.

These feelings happen within you, but they do not define you.

Envision that you are the river, and your emotions are the stream. They are constantly flowing, coming and going, but never staying in perpetuity.

Why This?

No matter how well you do everything on your list for peace, you will lose things that matter and feel some level of pain. But it doesn’t have to be as bad as you think.

As the saying goes: pain is inevitable; suffering is optional.

By writing down your feelings and proceeding to burn them, you are declaring yourself as moving past them.

Just like that piece of paper, you can CHOOSE to burn away those negative thoughts and feelings and keep moving on. The important thing to remember here is that this process is an action, that only you yourself can take.

Only you can let go of your attachments.


Day 5