We become attached to thoughts, opinions, habits, actions, and perspectives because we believe they will protect us. We believe they are necessary.
Our habitual mind doesn’t want to change, because change is scary.
To our subconscious, habitual mind, the known is often seen to be a lot safer than the unknown, even when the known is frightening and painful.
The habitual mind has a strong need to be right, because we feel safer when we are right. And so we defend our beliefs and thoughts as if they were armor and castles.
When we let go of our fear, we practice detachment. We become less attached and more willing to change, because we are not as afraid.