I believe I do know what Vernon is meaning here.
I seem to be able to detach quite easily from most 'things'. Maybe even to a point that I wonder if I find it TOO easy. Especially with old friends. In the main, when they go, they are gone! I never seem to keep in touch or want to.
Cutting out a lot in my thoughts at this time, self-containment is a safe place and makes a lot of sense. Family wise? I can't get enough of my kids!
Trouble may be ahead....smile.
I am a rock. I am an island...
"I have my books
And my poetry to protect me;
I am shielded in my armor,
Hiding in my room, safe within my womb.
I touch no one and no one touches me.
I am a rock,
I am an island.
And a rock feels no pain;
And an island never cries..."
But of course it is not that black and white. Smile.
I am a 'fan' of this Mystic fellow, but what can be communicated and understood is not necessarily that easy to put into LIFE!
Nevertheless, a good guiding post.
Thanks Mondo my love.
Serenity and detachment at this Moment seems real nice...
One day at at time...