Do you want something so badly that you think you’ll absolutely die if you don’t get it? Have you ever thought you couldn’t go on with life if someone you’re in love with doesn’t return your love? If you answer yes to both of these questions, you are very attached to the outcome. And by being so attached to the outcome, you may not get what you so fervently desire. Let me explain.
One of the valuable laws I’ve learned is Deepak Chopra’s Law of Detachment. This law is based on the belief that the universe is abundant and there are unlimited possibilities. Because the universe is abundant, Chopra teaches us that we need to “relinquish the desire to manage circumstances and force solutions in order to manifest your desires.” He tells us to “focus our attention on what we desire, take necessary steps to achieve our dreams and then find security in the wisdom of uncertainty, by letting go of any attachment to the outcome.”
In my life, I have interpreted “letting go of any attachment to the outcome” as being synonymous with total surrender to the Universe and to God. I learned this so very well when I was wishing to recover from my kidney disease.
Please allow me to use my experiences with my own kidney disease to illustrate how the Law of Detachment works.
- Focus our attention to what we desire. We need to always be clear on exactly what we are desiring. In my case, it was easy. My desire was to have a healthy kidney—whether it meant a miraculous healing of my kidney or manifesting a successful kidney transplant.
- Take necessary steps to achieve our dreams. Do everything you can to make your dreams come true. Don’t just sit there, be pro-active and do something! In my case, I educated myself all about kidney disease and different methods of healing. I studied the best kidney diets and ate foods that didn’t harm my kidneys. I exercised. I made sure I slept well. I made best efforts and did my part to heal my kidneys.
- Find security in the wisdom of uncertainty by letting go of any attachment to the outcome. Once I did everything I could to maintain my kidney functions and went through all the testings with my donor, I just let go of any attachment to the outcome. In other words, I didn’t worry about whether I would be a match with my donor, or if a transplant would be possible. I didn’t demand God to miraculously heal my kidney. Instead, I thanked God and the Universe for my life and all blessings bestowed on me already. I expressed my desire to be healed, but trusted God for whatever result was before me. I had faith that all would be as it should be, no matter what the outcome.
When my kidney transplant was approved, I was ecstatic. My dream came true because I was focused on my desire. I had done all I could to achieve my dream. Finally, I released my attachment to the outcome and allowed God and the Universe to take full control of the situation.
I have used this example of how I manifested my kidney transplant to show how the Law of Detachment works. The great news is that you can apply the Law of Detachment to every aspect of your life. Whether you desire certain results in your relationships, your career, or your health, this law works! Indeed, it is a necessary law to incorporate in your life.
Total surrender is so freeing. You don’t have to manage circumstances and force solutions. As long as you have done your part in fulfilling your desires, you just have to let everything go, and let God and the Universe do the rest. How divine is that? You don’t have to worry about the outcome. No matter what the outcome is, that is what was meant to be. Trust in a Higher Power to be taking care of every facet of your life and rest in that knowledge. Have peace in your heart truly knowing all is well and all is exactly as it should be.
Love & Light,
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