Realizing non-attachment might sound difficult or down right impossible but, it doesn’t have to be you just have to exist in the natural flow of life. Be aware that all things in your life are impermanent, nothing lasts, not even you. Now, this doesn’t mean to make you feel like all is lost, it is to remind you to cherish what you have today but accept that it could be lost to you. Also be mindful of your attachments if you have a habit of developing unhealthy attachments, many of life’s mistakes are due to unhealthy attachments.
Go with the flow, life has a natural flow to it each now flowing into the next now. Whenever in time you are it is always now. In the now the future and the past are not important attachment to either one of those distracts from the now. Like the flow of the tides life comes in and goes out, it has a natural rhythm. Don’t pine for the waves of yesterday; be grateful that they touched your life.
Be aware and accept the impermanence of all things. It is said that all good things come to an end and of course they do eventually. Enjoy what you have when you have it and be aware it won’t last. If you are living in a place where you fear the loss of something or someone then, you are not devoting yourself to really caring for them. The idea that things last is simply an illusion, free yourself from this illusion and be free!
Identify your attachments, ask yourself what is it that you believe that you can not live without? If you could do without that thing for a day, a week, a year, how would you feel then? If you can learn to accept the absence of something then you are off to a good start. Now think about everything and everyone that you have in your life, and imagine their absence. Could you do that and feel okay? Keep practicing and remember everything and everyone is impermanent.
So what have you learned about yourself and what in your life you are attached to? Is it healthy and can you live without it? Remember to cherish what you have and be prepared to let it go when the time comes. Don’t hold on to things that hurt you, and if you are fearing loss, then that fear is one of those things that hurt you and you should let it go. Realizing non-attachment will help relive your stress if you just let it go.