Detachment is stepping back from an experience in order to allow room for God
to do his part.
I seldom remember, without some prodding that I initially resist, that God is a factor
in every person’s experience. My ego’s first inclination is to think I am a necessary fac-
tor. And not just an ordinary one but the deciding one. Giving up control and letting
God be the key influence in the lives of my loved ones is not easy. It takes trust. Not
only trust in God but trust in others and in my own willingness to approach my experi-
ences with all of them differently.
The benefit of coming to believe that God is the key factor in every one’s life is that it
releases us of a heavy burden. Too many of us have tried to manage the lives of too
many others for far too long. No one gains in that scenario. On the contrary, every one
loses the peace that comes with turning our lives over to the care and guidance of a lov-
Keeping a mental note of all of the times I step away from an experience that
isn’t mine to control will fill me with a sense of empowerment. What a great op-
portunity this will be today.