We all have two lives. The life we are living and the unlived life striving to come alive.
What lies between our two worlds, is our daily practice of yielding to a dysfunctional and crippling force within us, our inner resistance, our irrational fear of living true.
The struggle and inevitable suffering that we feel is largely due to the frequency we acquiesce to our resistance. We give in to or go along with our fears without much awareness let alone protest.
We inadvertently up tick our self-loathing, we bury the best version of ourselves and we abandon the life of our dreams. We innocently move along the continuum of life in misery, believing that this is our lot in life. Although our safe, secure and comfortable life choices may be leading us down the road of unhappiness, blah lifelessness, we can at least rationalize the trade off. Right? Yes of course but at what cost?
The antidote? To accept that resistance is and always will be an essential aspect of of our psyche. It helps us to survive in the face of actual life threatening danger. However, we don’t need to yield to it’s misinterpretations and self-sabotage our intentions. We can learn to manage and transform its energy, to leverage our power to proactively thrive and live true.
Self-empowerment is a daily practice that affirms that we are the sovereigns of our life and to rule well is a disciplined thinking skill. 🦋
The difference between an authentic life and a life by default is the willingness to overcome the beguiling pull of resistance, to rest in the security of what is known, to sustain the comfortable, easy and safe status quo. 🦋
2019 Stop resisting and clinging.
Start accepting what is and step into the flow of your life. 🦋
Resistance is futile, a waste of time and oftentimes painful.
Accept what is. We don’t need to like it or agree with it but we do need to accept that it exists.
When we accept the present moment and all that it contains, the door to infinite possibilities opens and the golden path to resolution, peace and joy is revealed. 🦋
One reason we resist making deliberate choices is that choice equals change and most of us, feeling the world is unpredictable enough, try to minimize the trauma of change in our personal lives.
~ Hugh Mackay
Water does not resist.
When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress.
Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you.
But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it.
Water is patient.
Dripping water wears away a stone.
Remember that, my child.
Remember you are half water.
If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it.
~ Margaret Atwood
Photo Credit: Frans Lanting
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
Photo: Alatna River Valley
Photo Credit: Michael Christopher Brown