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"Discuss what is subtle attachment and how it pulls you away during yoga.", instructed a senior teacher as she ended the meditation class.
We immediately grouped into threes and talked.
"What do you think about it?", asked classmate 1.
"I really have no clue.", I said.
"I think subtle attachment is anything good which turns out bad because it's not used in a right way.", offered classmate 2. "For example, my talents and skills are good. I can use it to serve others but if my ego inflates because I have all of these then it's not good."
"The key is in checking the intention and motive.", supplied classmate 1. "That's why it is subtle."
"Oh, I get it! So, even if what I'm doing is good, take the non-profit organization I'm working on for example, if I get too engrossed in it that it interferes with my yoga then it's not good." (I hardly remember anyone in meditation but ideas sometimes pull me because I enjoy tossing it to and fro in my mind.)
It's like traveling solo in a secret hideaway! You have to leave everything and everyone else behind. For me, it's the best me-time ever!