What we resist persists. We know that wherever our attention is, that’s where the energy flows; that’s what we create.
This is important for us because we know that when we have a problem or obstacle, and we are resisting it or pushing against it, more energy is going to that problem, and we creating more of that problem.
If you look to nature for an example, it’s so brilliant when you think about water. Picture a little stream and it turns into a big river. That water is focused on getting to the larger body of water, it will move around any obstacle and barrier. If it comes across a fallen tree or a boulder in the water, it doesn’t stop and try to move that boulder or that tree, it simply goes around it.
What we tend to do in our lives, is we face a fallen tree, a boulder, an obstacle, and we tend to stop all motion and want to remove that obstacle. Until that obstacle is moved, we don’t move forward.
Is that you right now? Are you facing a challenge, or an obstacle, and you’re resisting it? You’re pushing against it, you’re trying to move it out of your way so that you can move forward? What we resist persists. So as long as we’re focused on that boulder, on that challenge, we’re actually creating more energy around that problem and we’re not moving forward.
What can we learn from nature? Remember that water is so interested in its destination, all of the momentum is going to the destination. For us, that destination is our goal, it’s our dream, it’s accomplishing the thing that we want. When you are focused on your goal, on your dream, and you become fixated on that and you’re moving towards it, when the obstacle shows up, instead of efforting against that, we want to just move around it. Keep interested in your vision, keep interested in that goal, and move around that obstacle, instead of feeling the need to remove it.
As you’re moving towards your goal and your vision, there’s going to be obstacles in the way that show up. Notice any tendency to want to fight against that obstacle, to challenge that obstacle, to really pour your energy and your effort on the obstacle. Instead we notice the obstacle, we don’t deny it’s there, but we find the path of least resistance. Ask yourself, what would be the easiest way around this obstacle as I’m moving towards my vision?
As you do that, you remove the resistance and create greater flow and ease towards that vision.
Here is to you living a life you love,