Energy Musings. Here. Now.
Resistance. I have been contemplating the meaning of this word and its associations lately. The feeling I get when hearing or reading it. Its multiple applications from the Physical Body, to fitness, to historical moments.
Resistance. Sometimes it seems to have positive attributes and intentions. Sometimes it seems necessary though not ideal. Sometimes, it holds a kind of captive power that concerns me. Like a false kind of strength that makes you feel good, but really, you’ve gained nothing. Sometimes it seems to call forth a quality of stubbornness which may or may not be useful.
Resistance. I treat this word, this concept, as I do all words/concepts, with respect and extremely careful consideration. Its too easy to just pick up the drum beat in unison without first asking : Why? and is this the best tool for my stated desired outcome?
Lately, I feel that resistance has become the second sister of Anger, living in her shadow. Not knowing where to place complicated strong emotions, “resistance” becomes an easy target for these un-resolved feelings. Just insert all frustration, anger, anxiety, etc here, in this box called “resistance” and suddenly you feel empowered.
I question everything that empowers me. What kind of power am I suddenly imbued with? who’s power? at who’s expense? Is this clear, honest, non judgemental “power”? The kind that uplifts everyone ? or not? Where does this power lead?
I would like to pose an antidote. Something new to try, even if just for a moment. I am not asking you to live with this forever. Just to get curious, explore and see what is here for you.
Start with Acceptance. Start with Love. Start with Compassion. Start with Non-Judgement.
Notice then what happens to the resistance. Is it still necessary? Does it have the same force? Does it lead you in a different direction? What has changed?
Is there another word that comes to mind that better expresses what is here, in this space? What wisdom, knowledge and understanding is to be gained here? In this place of non-resistance.
This is what I am exploring these days. The world of non-resistance. I’m not talking about passivity or detachment. I’m not talking about faking happiness. I’m not talking about giving yourself permission to witness atrocities without responsibility. All I am talking about is this:
What happens when you let go of your attachment to resistance.
I really want to know.
Word of the Day: Resistance
Song of the Day: Redemption Song by Bob Marley