Two months ago, I asked a Buddhist nun, why she shaved her head. She said it helps us to let go of attachment.
For last two months, I have thought about this practice. It was not easy to make this decision to shave my head. Although, I knew it would be a great learning experience toward the practice of letting go of attachment.
Having an attachment to your life creates unnecessary suffering.
We have an attachment to the food we eat, the love we share, the gifts we give, the conversations we have with others, the day we wake up to, the children we raise and the kind of car we drive. We have an attachment to whether we live or die, the sun shines, the wind blows, our child gets a part in the school play, how our hair looks and who’s on first and what’s on second.
You can set an intention and you can have a dream. The key is not to be attached.
Life often shows up differently than we envisioned or planned. A practice of letting go of our grip on the reins of our life, and let life unfold as it will, enables us to live without limiting the love we have to share