Resistance is futile. It has been said that what we resist, persists. Various consequences have been attributed to the outcome of resistance.
“what you resist, persists and gets bigger.”
“what you resist, persists; what you look at disappears.”
At its core resistance is fighting. We fight what we don’t like. We fight a dis-ease. We don’t consider anything – ideas, thoughts, stories – that does not, in some way, comport with our beliefs. And there it is. those pesky beliefs which become the filters through which we see, feel and experience our world.
How do you know if your beliefs are contributing to resistance? How do you know exactly how your beliefs are informing your desire to fight anything?
Consider the first thing that comes to mind that you are willing to “fight for”. Ask yourself why you might be willing to “fight” for that. Then ask yourself what is at the core of this answer. How did you come to have a belief that causes you to think you must fight for…anything.
Consider war. There is some reason that countries engage in battles. Often we don’t really know what the true reason is. What happens in some nations is an overpowering belief in a nationalism that causes many to enlist and go into a war whose true cause may be unknown or is masked as something else like “protecting our freedom”. Those who enlist may not believe they are resisting, when in fact, they are signing up for the resistance. Meanwhile, others engage in resistance to “fight against the war.”
Then what do we have? Resistance, resistance, resistance. Fight, fight, fight.
How does resistance occur within? When we know, at the core of who we are, that something we are doing, have done or are considering just doesn’t feel right or in some way is really NOT who we are, and yet we do it anyway, we are resisting our very soul, and to a large degree, our purpose for being.
Resistance on any level – within, between or among – keeps us from moving forward toward the creation of a more peaceful way of being – within, between and among.
Question everything. What you hear, what you see, and what you are told. YOU know deep within you what is true for you. Know that when you feel resistance – to resist the desire to fight or feel – something deep within is calling you to YOUR truth, to the most peaceful loving part of who you really are.
Be the change you wish to see. Question your resistance. Question your beliefs. Know that you come from a place that is larger and more expansive than you can imagine.
Consider that your purpose is greater than your resistance.