I have a dream - an awakened world - people taking radical responsibility for the quality of their own lives, serving others from their passion, caring for our planet home. When I've been attached to this dream, I've been consumed by it, pouring so much energy into it that I eventually felt drained, hopeless, defeated when it didn't look like it was going to happen (on My timeline). That's when I let it go, detaching myself from what was once important.
In my mind, "detached" means separated, and in this context, distant from my heart. While "unattached" means autonomous, self-governing - open to possibility.
When I'm in right relationship with myself and my dreams - *I* have them, they don't have me. When I am unattached to my dreams manifesting the way I think they should, they give my life focus - honorable focus. The really kewl thing is that I can then enjoy the journey - curious (vs insistent), faithing (vs doubting), vibrant (vs driven), collegial (vs controlling), discerning (vs proving) - course correcting as necessary. And on it goes.
My job is to let go of my attachments, focus on what's important in my heart of hearts, stop worrying about how (or even IF) it's going to happen, work my strategies for getting there as best I can, while being open to unforeseen support and possibiities - enjoying the ride. It's kinda exciting. (and much less stress)