attachment in oz

Dorothy desires to get home. But she’s so attached to the idea that she gets distracted by everything else going on around her and caught up in all the pre-existing drama of Oz. She isn’t able to realize what she has to do to get home until she’s forced to let go of her attachment (when the “wizard” floats away without her and she gives up hope).

When she was forced to say to herself for a moment “Okay, I’m here now.” (and thus embracing the current moment) her mind became clear enough to see what she really had to do.

amethysts at metafilter explaining book The Zen of Oz