From my journals, Friday, November 23, 2007 I'm reading the Cloud of Unknowing. The medieval teacher urges me to attach (adhere) to God: "in a manner take hold of our God by devoutly taking hold of his feet."
I recall family systems therapist, Edwin Friedman, in his book of therapeutic fables, writing about attachment and detachment. There, I learned that detachment from what is unhealthy or unholy is only possible because of a corresponding or counter balancing attachment to something health-giving or something Holy. Utter detachment is devastating---a leap into the abyss. Attachment to God as the safest, securest primary caregiver makes letting go of every lesser thing possible.