Essential detachment

With time and effort, my understanding of the essential evolves from hypothetical to experiential.

At the hypothetical level, I suspect the essential is there, but I am unable to visualize it. I will catch glimpses of it that reinforce my conviction that it is there, but I cannot easily confirm its presence in my life without complex mental acrobatics.

My goal is to “catch” these glimpses and prolong them. As I experience the essential more often, I will also begin to experience “essential detachment”. This is the sensation of the second place being “within” the larger first place.

Essential detachment reveals the true nature of the second place experientially. That is, I can directly experience, rather than hypothesize the essential.