Ideally, detachment is releasing, or detaching from, a person or problem with love. Detachment is based on the premise that each person is responsible for himself or herself, that we can’t solve problems that aren’t ours to solve, and that worrying doesn’t help.

We adopt a policy of keeping our hands off other people’s responsibilities and tend to our own instead. If people have created some disasters for themselves, we allow them to face their own proverbial music. We allow people to be who they are. We give them the freedom to be responsible and to grow.

Detachment involves ‘present moment living’ – living in the here and now. We allow life to happen instead of forcing and trying to control it. We relinquish regrets over the past and fears about the future. We make the most of each day.

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