Many people ask, “what is the quickest way to get from where I am to where I want to be?” Funnily enough, the answer is; stop trying to figure out how you will get there.
And, that is perhaps the most difficult lesson that we will ever have to learn. The problem for most people is that when they set their sights on a specific outcome, their focus is usually only on one way to get it.
For example; let’s say you want to take a vacation. The way most people would go about that is to pick a time that they are off work and then save up the money to go on the vacation. And while that seems like a logical strategy, there are a million other ways that that vacation could come to you.
I’m not going to spend the short time I have for this article and explain all the different ways that it could come about, that’s where your imagination comes in. And then most people would say,” that’s not reality.” And, I would say that reality is for people that lack imagination.
What we’re really talking about here is a powerful universal law called the “law of detachment.” It basically means whatever comes about is actually the quickest route from where you are to where you want to get. Generally, the way that we want something to happen and force and expect it to happen is not usually the quickest way.
If we focus on a specific path, strategy, or plan to bring something about, when it doesn’t happen exactly as planned we become upset, agitated, worried, and fearful. Because we really desire that specific thing to come about.
It seems natural to do that. That’s the way we’ve learned. We were taught that if we work hard will get ahead. My question to you is,” how is that working for you?”
If you are going to really understand the law detachment, then you’re going to have to go much deeper than just thought. Most humans would think their way to or result when in actual fact they should be feeling their way there.
Every human possesses a massive amount of creative magnetic energy, humans are ultimately creative, every one of us. And, we’re also magnetic, we draw situations, circumstances, and people to us based on how we feel.
That is ultimately the law of attraction at work. The law of attraction and the law of detachment are intertwined. Why is that? Because, when you detach from any specific outcome, you are feeling better, you know that life is supposed to be effortless.
And so when there is an effortlessness about life and you are feeling good, that activates the law of attraction which then brings things to you quicker than if you were to force them.
The whole problem with the law detachment is that it is very uncommon in today’s world. Most people have either not heard of it or have heard of it and dismissed it because it’s not part of their belief system. I once had a gentleman send me an e-mail after a seminar saying that he did not believe it was a good idea to make money while you sleep.
He said he was from the old country where they work hard for their money. I don’t actually have a problem with that. But, the question is, if you’ve been working hard your whole life and still have not gotten ahead, then you may need a better plan, a different strategy.
My belief system says the law detachment is the quickest way to get from where you are now to where you want to get. By all means, pick a specific destination, pick a specific goal. However, when you take action, and you must absolutely take action, don’t be surprised if the very path that you wanted to take has several roadblocks in the way. And rather than forcing yourself through them, the law detachment states; stop, reassess, re-initiate, and take the opportunity that seems like the easiest route.
This is not the normal way to behave. But, there is nothing normal about extraordinary success. If you want extraordinary success, you will eventually have to understand, practice, and utilize the law of detachment in your life.
But do not misunderstand me, the law of detachment does not mean saying to yourself, ” well I know wasn’t to happen anyways so, therefore, I’m detached, I’m okay with it.” The law of detachment is not putting up with the things in your life that you do not want, the law of detachment is initiating, and taking action towards a big goal, but then detaching from whatever path and opportunity that is sent to you.
It is very difficult to do this. You literally have to revamp your entire belief system.
So my suggestion is; you either pick up a book and read more about it, and there are several out there, or you take a training seminar with somebody that understands this law and can give you specific exercises on how to make it come about.
A perfect example of the law detachment is this very article. Every morning I set out on my walk, with my digital recorder, not knowing exactly what I want to write. I just know that I will write something. It doesn’t have to be perfect and I don’t have to strategize for six months on an article. I do not have to force the contents to come but, I just allowed the meditative act of walking to bring into my mind something that feels good and to dictate that into the recorder.
I have written hundreds of articles using the law of detachment. The opposite way, like I said, is to know exactly what you’re going to write. And usually when someone tries to write exactly what is planned they generally never get started or never finish because it always has to be perfect.
The hardest thing that I’ve had to do in my life is to understand the law detachment because as a Virgo I am inherently a perfectionist. However, I can tell you that when I let go of the need to be perfect, which is an ego-driven concept, things flowed easier into my life, and for this I am grateful.
My greatest wish for you is that you understand the law detachment. And, at least initiate some steps to bring it into practice in your life.