Resistance can be experienced as a good or a bad thing. The path of least resistance is certainly thought to be the easiest, but often indicates very little learning, growth or progress would be made. A path with resistance tends to build upon us to have learned and to have grown.

We’d obviously like things to always go a certain way. When we meet with resistance, the tendency is to resist back so that we remain on the easier path. Resisting back takes us no where forward. Better to acknowledge the resistance for what it is in reality.

In our acceptance of resistance for what it truly is, we continue to learn and grow with others. In our failure to accept resistance for what it truly is, we will falter and eventually come to fail. It takes courage to accept the wonders of reality and learn from the resistance we experience, but we must know that it is the better way.

Whatever you resist you become. If you resist anger, you are always angry. If you resist sadness, you are always sad. If you resist suffering, you are always suffering. If you resist confusion, you are always confused. We think that we resist certain states because they are there, but actually they are there because we resist them.” — Adyashanti —


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