July 21, 2016
One of the Unity Daily Word readings this week was about focusing on nonresistance, “an acceptance of what is, minus labels and condemnation.” What a concept—and how counter-cultural!
A friend of mine recently told me that in her family of origin, resistance was the immediate first response to everything. As I pondered that, I began to see how much a part of me that is, too. So of course that is this week’s topic! 🙂
Rumi says pain exists only in resistance… “Bad experiences are simply the creations of your resistance to what is.”
I, of course, would like to say, “Yeah, but(!) it’s not all black and white.”
And it isn’t.
How much energy do I expend (waste) resisting things over which I have no control?
Sylvia Boorstein in It’s Easier than You Think, says: I once heard someone say that enlightenment was the ability to say (and mean it) in any moment, “Well, this isn’t what I want, but it’s what I got, so okay.”
Have a beautiful week! Okay?