I had to sever attachment to the material in order to connect with The Divine.
With no guarantee of being able to return to the material, by doing so.
That willing leap of faith allowed me to have both, but I didn't know that, until after the fact.
Yes, connection is more rewarding than attachment. Infinitely more.
The material, by itself, is a pale, shallow thing.
No wonder so many are so terminally bored.