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The five levels of attachment

imageJust finished reading The Five Levels of Attachment Toltec Wisdom for the Modern World with don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

Being a yogi for over 10 years, I though I understood attachment. Through the many operations I have had in the last 6 years; ear,shoulder and feet, I have learned that what I was able to do 12 months ago, I cannot expect to do for some time if ever and with this process I have learned not to be attached. I have celebrated every success in regaining postures, regardless of how minor the achievement has been.

As I said I thought I was doing well until I read this book, I realised that I have a long way to go!

The book is split in to chapters that reflect the 5 stages (See below) of attachment and uses someone attending a football game to describe the persons behaviour in relation to the game. Easy to read and understand.

Level 1: The Authentic Self.
Level 2: Preference.
Level 3: Identity.
Level 4: Internalization.
Level 5: Fanaticism

Many of the world issues today are related level 5.  Looking back on my earlier career I can see I was at level 3, what I did was my identity, I am questioning is this still the case?

Enjoy the read and more importantly the self reflection.



By angelalovegrove

Angela has over 20 Years International Business Leadership experience in Technology sector working across the Financial Services, Government, Telecommunications, Construction, Mining, Consumer products, Retail, Not for Profits, Manufacturing and Health

Angela has led the setting up of technology start ups including fund raising - Quofore Europe, Asia Pacific, Masterpack Europe, Tenuteq Europe, High growth leadership Quofore Asia, Australia, nbnco Business and Transformation leadership at Telstra Business NSW Australia.

2 replies on “The five levels of attachment”

Hi, Could help me to understand the five levels of attachment thru example?
You mention you can see in health, how would it be? — Also with relations, wife and son in my case, I don;t know how to ditach specifically to my baby since I feel I am in level 3 of attachment.. appreciate it!


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