Love your flowers by leaving them in the soil to grow.

The Bhagavad Gita teaches, “You own nothing and nothing owns you.” You are energy, you are life, you are abundance, you are everything. These earthly attachments could never define you. Learn how to give and receive healing, limitless, detached love.

Attached love is twisted love. Detached love is infinite and pure.

Attachment gives and accepts love conditionally.

Detachment gives and accepts love unconditionally and freely.

Attachment is dependent, insecure, dysfunctional love based in fear.

Detachment is independent, fierce, functional love based in gratitude.

Attachment loves a flower by picking it and taking it home to die.

Detachment loves a flower by leaving it in the soil to continue growing.

Everything here is borrowed and must be returned upon exiting.

Attached love asks you to define your worth with earthly measurements. But your limitless worth exists outside the things you falsely believe make you who you are. You are not your job, you are not your car, you are not your relationship, you are neither your successes nor your failures. You are you, and therefore everything.

Detachment is not disliked. Detachment is not disrespect. Detachment is not distant.

Detached love operates at a higher frequency. It allows you to love fiercely while understanding your inherent, irreplaceable self-worth. As the Bhagavad Gita teaches, “Detachment means you own nothing and nothing owns you.” You are able to experience, to love, to give, to enjoy— with the knowledge that you are whole, perfect, complete, and loved just as you are.

Your love is the ultimate power. Use it to serve a higher purpose.

Recognize the gifts of your life. These fleeting blessings have chosen you. Why don’t you honor them accordingly? Choose to serve a higher purpose by practicing detached love. Love your flowers by leaving them in the soil to grow.

Attached love is conditional. But you are an unconditional being. You are energy, you are life, you are abundance, you are everything. And to bottle up that magic with a neat label and deem it either good or bad? That would be both impossible and incorrect. Your job is to admire, love, experience, relish— do it all and feel it all— while understanding your worth is separate and infinite. These earthly attachments could never define you.

You are not ahead. You are not behind. You are exactly where you need to be, with an immeasurable amount of love to give. Why are you so worried? Everything you’ll ever need is already inside you. It starts and ends with your pure, limitless, healing love. Cultivate this love. Give it. Receive it. Be it.

 
Source: Jay Shetty.