reading The Five Levels of Attachment Toltec Wisdom for the Modern World with don Miguel Ruiz Jr. https://www.amazon.com/Five-Levels-Attachment-Toltec-Wisdom/dp/1938289080
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.