Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Overcome Resistance

How often does a problem in your life seem to hang around forever? You stew and fret about it. But it doesn't budge. You dig in your heels and tackle it head on. But it won't go away. You try everything you know to resolve it. But it refuses to move.  The more you push, the bigger it gets. So what's going on? Well, there's a saying: Resistance breeds persistence. Is is possible you're giving it gas it needs to keep running?

Everything in the universe is energy, and our minds are more powerful than we realize. Every thought produces energy, positive and negative, and it affects our inner life and our outer life. Each time we have a thought, the energy produced has to go somewhere and do something. The more we focus on a problem and resist it's presence, the more power we give to it over us. It's like pouring coal into a furnace instead of allowing the fire to die out.

When a problem enters your life, of course it needs attention. You can't usually ignore it. But pushing against it doesn't work. Accept it's presence for as long as it's with you, while you're doing all you can to resolve it. This doesn't mean giving in without a fight, but take your fight to the solution--not the problem. Ask for guidance, and ask the problem what you need to learn from it for your own personal growth. It's there to teach you, and it won't leave you alone until you've learned, sometimes only on a subconscious level.

How can we grow without those challenges to expand us? Our journey is a series of glider rides and river rapids. Enjoy the rides, and concentrate on the paddles when the rapids get big. Practice non-resistance, do what's yours to do, and grow through it bigger than you were before.

I wish you happy rides through life.

Marilyn


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