As human beings, we have a tendency to become emotionally attached to that which nourishes, sustains or validates us…

Emotional attachments are a result of continual thoughts about a certain person or group that ‘spoon-fed’ us in some way…and is contingent upon the belief that the more we entertain thoughts of them, the longer they will stay alive in our minds and give us what we’ve come to expect them to give us…

The trouble with these mental-emotional attachments is that the more we have, the less ‘mental space’ (which translates into free time) we have to pursue the things that really matter to us.

In essence, these attachments rob us of our mental energy, our ability to think clearly and our ability to make intelligent decisions in the moment.

So the question likely becomes…’How do I reduce my emotional attachments to create a greater sense of space & freedom in my life?’

The simple answer: find a way to limit the number of people you depend upon for your sustenance.

By making a conscious decision to do this, and by minimizing the amount you need in life to feel happy & fulfilled, you limit the number of emotional attachments, thus exponentially increasing the free time you have to do as you please…

The more people and things that you’re attached to, the more emotional you become with every action you take, because your mind is clouded with emotions…and therefore, the more you will find yourself feeling you have to defend yourself and all of the stories you’re telling yourself, in order to survive.

This becomes a never ending, vicious cycle.

The simplest way to break the cycle and decrease your emotional attachments is to minimize what you believe are YOUR possessions…

The fastest way that I’ve found to do this is through selling/donating material objects, fulfilling on previously agreed upon obligations to others and letting go of friends who no longer serve you in a healthy way…

Every day, ask yourself ‘What can I accomplish or let go of today that is draining me of my ability to enjoy my life?’

Then, get down to the basics…

What do you want and what are you willing to do to obtain it?

Take it day by day…and everything else will fall into place…