Our attachments lend a false beauty to things; blinded with the pride of possession, we often fail to see the ugliness of cherished possessions.
Our attachment to the objects makes the objects powerful, and then the objects come to rule over our mind.
Toward all objects give up every trace of attachment. This is the secret means of winning over the mind.
The divine life starts with the practice of detaching ourselves from our body, mind and intellect, and impartially estimating the motives, intentions, and purposes that lie behind our thoughts, words and deeds.