Attachments are everything that the heart gets deeply attached to, besides Allah and His Messenger (salla lahu alayhe was salaam), like worldly pleasures, desires, leadership, being in the company of people and loving them. There is no way at all to cut off or reject these three matters except by strong attachment to the highest issue. Man does not abandon his beloved or that which he is used to, except for the sake of another beloved one who is dearer to him than the former. And whenever his attachment to his desires becomes stronger, his attachment to others would be weaker and vice versa. To be attached to desires is to have a strong desire for them, and that is according to one’s knowledge about it, its honor and its excellence.
Taken from Al Fawa’id by Ibnul Qayyim