What is the difference between meditation and contemplation? A great 4 minute video that explains the difference can be found here at Catholic Spiritual Direction.
“The soul that is attached to anything however much good there may be in it, will not arrive at the liberty of divine union. For whether it be a strong wire rope or a slender and delicate thread that holds the bird, it matters not, if it really holds it fast; for, until the cord be broken the bird cannot fly.” ~ St. John of the Cross
Sr. Carmen has written a wonderful reflection posted here on ‘attachments’ and how they hinder the spiritual life.