Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What We Resist Persists

We wage war on our negative feelings, determined to fight them away.

We diligently implant thoughts of self love and acceptance into our psyches, with sheer force of will determined to make them stick.

We in exasperation give up- burying what seems too hard to face….in food or drink or sex or ____________.

And where do we end up?

Right back in the place we know so well.


The truth is what we resist, it does persist. Again and again and again.

Fighting, replacing, and escaping don’t work and they never will.

What if there was another way?

What if you give up the fight, and said YES to what ever feelings are here right now?

What if you forget about how you should feel and just allow yourself to feel the way you do right now in this very moment?

What if you bravely move through the pain, fully connected in the knowing that your authentic self would survive its worst?

Why not give it a try? What have you got to lose but suffering, struggling and discontent?

Be courageously WHERE YOU ARE. Give yourself fully to what you feel. Don’t squash what shows up, no matter how ugly. Instead allow it to be.

Giving in to what you feel isn’t giving in to your emotional pain. It’s the very thing that will bring you to a place you may have never been before….finally…. good…. enough.