Week 28 – Practicing Detachment
I bought an Orion StarMax 102mm EQ telescope three years ago. I wanted it to be my first tool to learn astrophotography. I wished I could use it to take photos of the clusters and stars. Unfortunately, I wasted about almost three years using it only to take photos of the moon, as the moon was always the brightest thing that I could see in the night sky. It was not because of the quality of the telescope that limited the object to be captured on film, I think it was because of the excessive light pollution in the area that I live, which obstructed the telescope to see others amazing things in the universe.
After a year, a coworker of mine asked me to lend him the telescope to take picture of the moon. That moment, I felt so attached to my new toy, not willing to share it with anybody. He asked me the same question a lot of time, but I made my excuses every time he asked me the same thing.
Two years passed, I learned to detach from things that I own. A same coworker came to see me and asked me again. This time, without hesitation, I did what it should be had done two years ago. I lent my telescope to him and told him he can keep it as long as he wants.
Learn not cling to things is not easy. I’ve took about two years to stay detached from a thing that I liked it so much. So, what will happen when it comes to face challenges of letting go emotions, places and people, in the life journey ahead? All these things are inevitable. If today I can’t even let a thing go, how I could possibly in the future let go of other things like, feelings, places, people that I love and even myself. This is only my first lesson to practice detachment. I believe that the lessons ahead will be more challenging.
Have a nice weekend, everyone! 😀
Have a nice weekend. You have a great tool to see real world. 🙂
July 13, 2013 at 6:44 pm
July 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm
It’s not easy to be parting with things you love and what you feel is priceless.
July 13, 2013 at 8:01 pm
Thank you, Lina! ^=^
July 20, 2013 at 6:04 pm
Interesting! So why are you practicing deatchment?
July 14, 2013 at 3:58 am
To make life lighter! 😀
Less is more!
July 20, 2013 at 6:06 pm
I like it! 🙂 And I agree too~
July 21, 2013 at 1:15 am
Amazing shot! Good luck with your detachment journey…it can be a hard one (speaking from experience)! 🙂
July 23, 2013 at 7:22 am
It is a great blessing when we can learn to detach ourselves from material things and pocessions. Simplicity is one key to happiness. I am happy for you.
July 25, 2013 at 4:31 pm