Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.

-Simone Weil-

How could ancient wisdom from the Toltec culture give us guidance on the subject of attachment? Could understanding the 5 ways we inappropriately attach ourselves to the world help us suffer a bit less? Today’s video presented by The Journey, reviews The 5 Levels of Attachment, by Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr.

Don Miguel, a best selling author, is of the Toltec and Nagual heritage, which incorporates the spiritual and mythological with awareness to bring clarity. He presents the 5 levels of attachment:

  • Authentic Self
  • Preference
  • Identification
  • Internalization
  • Fanaticism

while inviting us to look at our lives to see how an unhealthy concentration of these levels can leave us in a fog. If this peaks your interest, Ruiz and his father have created a library of wonderful books:

The Five Levels of Attachment: Toltec Wisdom for the Modern World

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship: A Toltec Wisdom Book

Check out the Journey’s channel which does an awesome job animating and summarizing Ruiz’s powerful work. Well done to both the reviewer and author. Hope you enjoy!

Have a great day and Stay Wise.