In Carl Jung’s wise words “What we resist persists.” Noticing where we have resistance is a powerful practice.
I keep thinking about how I want things to be a certain way, yet it’s out of my control. And rather than letting it go and letting it be, I find my thoughts still hanging on to how things were and how I don’t want this to be happening right now.
I ask myself … Why is this happening? … How can I escape the unfairness of it?… How can I make things right?
This kind of thinking only takes me away from being present and makes me feel off balance and fearful. There’s a tightness around my heart.
And then I read this quote:
“If you are resisting something, you are feeding it. Any energy you fight, you are feeding. If you are pushing something away, you are inviting it to stay.” ~ Michael Singer.
Whenever we push something away, we bring energy to it and it resists. The more we push, the more energy is created, and so it resists even more in order to stay.
When we push something away, we are inviting it to stay.
Well I certainly don’t want that!
I love messages that hit me like a cold wet fish being slapped across the face.
Others might think of it as a kind of wake up call.
Hello river, here I come again.
Consider what you have been resisting that is still firmly there…. Feel the fish slap, let it go and join me in the flow once more.