I was thinking about detachment today and this thought occurred in my mind...
We like what we see,hear,touch,smell,taste & think. This liking turns into attachment over time and this is the attachment we talk about when we say "Detachment".
And we say that one who practice the path should part from these worldly temptations and he should try to realize and part from those binds.
But what are we truly attached to,i mean when we say attachment we commonly blame the things that we think are tasty,nice,comforting,satisfying and etc. But when i thought of this i felt that we are not attached to the source of these attachments.
The way i see it we are attached to the attachment, let me simplify...
I think we are not directly attached to the taste of chocolate, i feel we are actually attached to the attachment that we once made when we tasted it for the first time. I think we are keeping that in mind and when we see chocolate again the older attachment comes and we gladly accept chocolate because we want what we once felt, i think this is why we always compare our meals even though we do not have a clue what we are comparing it with. As the taste of chocolate makes us live that moment again we love chocolate, because it is the source of that feeling that we hold dear.
After thinking this i felt that i should focus on what is the true source of attachment, is it taste of chocolate or the fact i once loved the taste of chocolate? which one am i truly attached to, is it a moment that i had which i want to live again and again or is it just plain taste?