Release Inner Resistance for Your Personal Growth – by Michele Harvey
“Most people don’t consciously choose how they are showing up.” – From Confusion to Clarity by Michele Harvey
When you release your inner resistance to anything, that anything means nothing anymore. For example, if you are in a hot yoga class and the heat is intense, without any resistance to it, after a while, the heat actually can become quite pleasant.
“The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.” – Albert Schweitzer
Sleeping in a small house doesn’t feel that much different from sleeping in a huge mansion. Sitting alone at a café waiting for a date that never shows up feels no different from sitting at a café alone because you want to be alone. Someone shouting at you is no different from someone whispering sweet nothings in your ear. Keeping yourself in a place of grief is no different than understanding there is a cycle to everything and this is just part of the all. It might hurt, your ego might take a blow, and something might hurt your pride, but who you are, your essential core being, remains unaffected.
You can switch you mind off and still allow yourself to feel everything. Even if you are in the midst of a bad situation – someone is shouting at you, you just found out you went bankrupt – you can simply feel. Feel the sensation of your shirt on your skin. Feel the wind on your skin. Feel everything – use all your senses. But don’t attach any meaning – good or bad – to them.
By focusing your mind on feeling, it can no longer think. Contrary to what we might believe, the mind cannot do more than one thing at a time. So learn to release your inner resistance that disrupts your peace and inhibits personal growth. Don’t fight it because resistance is what causes your discomfort.