When I read this quote lately, a thousand light bulbs got turned on. I know it is not the first time I am touching this subject. But its appearance and the chord it strikes made clear that this is something meant to talk about.
Haven’t we all experienced situations or people we would like to hide? Also, tasks in your job or private life that you absolutely don’t like and feel pressured by can make you try to push them away mentally. “I will ignore it, maybe it goes away”. It doesn’t but only grows bigger. There are things you cannot avoid. The more you try to back out, the more burdening it is and the more it keeps accompanying you. It can become a real pain in the neck, haunting you, and already today, you are afraid of the chance that you may have to face it again tomorrow. But…
The situation is only a hint that there is resistance in you that causes suffering. So we need those situations as a mirror of our inner concept and not as another wall we build in ourselves. When we understand that the outside world gives us the necessary inputs, we take them as signposts. That way, we distance ourselves from the identification with any situation while we look into ourselves to find the rusty nail that blocks our inner gear wheel. Also, we stop judging those who appear to us have caused them. Because then we are completely aware that the reason for our problem with the situation lies in us.
Imagine, if you don’t develop any resistance against something, how can you ever have a problem with it? I don’t mean you need to accept everything that happens to you. But there is a difference between resisting a situation and taking it as part of your development process. That is the difference between resigning and solution-oriented thinking. Don’t try to push a problem away, but approach it openly, look at it and think about how to solve it. The fascinating thing is that the problem is then no longer a problem at all but just a task that needs to be dealt with.
That’s how we should actually view our lives. It is not easy and needs some patience and a will to reprogram this inner attitude. Because resistance is a reflex resulting from an inner blockade. That, in turn, arose from self-protection, perhaps because we were overwhelmed with something in the past. As soon as we tear down the wall between us and the “issue” we generally open up to life. Today is today
and only that counts.
Resistance is so much more exhausting than dedication.
Let’s end our suffering by cutting the chord of resistance.
In Love and Light
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