Imagine how relieved, happy and free you would be, if you could avoid becoming angry or upset. Think how much mental, emotional and physical energy you could spare, if you could stay calm in the midst of whatever is happening around you. If you could stop becoming upset by what people say or do and you did not take everything too personally, you would feel free and calm.
It is important to learn how to create a state of inner peace, undisturbed by people’s words and actions nor circumstances, especially when coming across people who drag us into listening to their problems and sharing their negative emotions.
Ask yourself these questions: Do your moods go up and down often? Can an insignificant incident ruin your whole day? Do you allow people and situations to affect your behavior and moods? The good news is you can change this situation with even a small degree of emotional detachment.
Emotional detachment is essential at work, at home and in all walks of life. It is a skill that gives us a sense of balance and calmness, and it can be learned like any other skill. Too much emotional involvement takes too much of your time and energy, obstructs right judgment and common sense, prevents you from enjoying inner peace and agitates your mind and feelings.
Too much emotional involvement leads to fear of change and attachment, so if you want to become emotionally free, you need a certain degree of emotional detachment, otherwise you let events and other people tie you down.
If you wish to put a stop to fears, anxieties and worries, emotional detachment is essential because it is the antidote to constant worrying about the future, taking everything too personally and getting disturbed by what people say or do.