Love without Attachment

As I was reading The Alchemist earlier this year, I took note of this sentence:

“[The shepherd] tried to deal with the concept of love as distinct from possession, and couldn't separate them.”

–Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist (translated by Alan R. Clarke)

In that moment, the shepherd represents mankind’s idea of love. When you think you love someone, it’s hard not to be attached.



Love does not equal possession.

Love is wanting what’s best for someone, even if that means you aren’t in the picture.

When humans love something or someone, they want it for themselves. But that kind of love is selfish, even if it stems from good intentions.

People confuse a lot of things with love. People think they experience love when they’re really just mistaking love for neglected emotions or needs. 

To experience love that’s true and selfless, you have to look within.

The Power of Positive Affirmations

“Affirmations-- positive statements that can help you to challenge and overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts. When you repeat them often, and believe in them, you can start to make positive changes.”


Affirmations are powerful, powerful tools. Affirmations manifest into reality using the law of attraction. Create an affirmation, WRITE IT DOWN, and repeat it to yourself everyday.


What’s a change you want to make in your actions or beliefs?



Grab a piece of paper, any colored writing utensil, and write down 5 positive affirmations – RIGHT NOW.

Do it on a napkin if you have to!



Your affirmations must use POSITIVE words and try to write them in the present tense!


For example:

☆☆☆ I am beautiful.

☆☆☆ I am grateful for my friends.

☆☆☆ I am making progress towards my goals.

☆☆☆ I am successful.

☆☆☆ I love my body.

☆☆☆ I am proud of myself.


Keep your affirmations in your wallet, put them on your wall, stick them to your mirror – place them wherever you feel is best. Return to your affirmations everyday, repeat them over and over, and feel the positive changes you are making for yourself. ♥