Resistance to unwanted moments seems intelligent; it feels wise to disagree with whatever we perceive as punishing. But this resistance does not separate us from our suffering; instead, it binds us to it. www.YourImmortalSelf.com
Guy Finley explains how it is weakness in us that resists and judges weakness in others, and how we can use that negative force of judgment for the purpose of creating unity instead of division.
One indication of making real effort, based on a true spiritual intention, is that even when we fail (with it), whatever regret we may have over our revealed weakness is tempered by an equal measure of realizing how important it is that we […]
Wherever there is opposition, resistance follows. For instance, in nature, in the physical world, this kind of conflict is natural, necessary, and accepted. After the winds pass, the trees they’ve touched—having been exercised and duly strengthened, accordingly—resume their natural course […]
Guy Finley explains that when strong energetic forces appear in us such as anger, rage, and anxiety, we can either learn to use them for our spiritual growth, or they will be misused and squandered through rejection and resistance.
Every flood begins with a single raindrop; the small streams they create become careening waters whose combined might washes away whatever stands in its path. All dark, destructive interior states begin with a single moment of unconsciously identifying with a […]
Measure the degree of your resistance to unwanted moments, and you also know the extent to which you’ve forgotten who you really are… and the true purpose of (your) life.
Question: What can I do with all the energy I feel surging through me when life does not go my way? Can you illustrate what it means to “bear the moment”? Answer: Yes. The energy you’re describing, the onslaught of […]
The thing that is unwanted in any moment is not the event we blame for our pain. The real source of our suffering is mechanically identifying with a negative reaction, and then unconsciously resisting our own dark state. In other […]
What is the denial of anything, of any moment in life but an unseen agreement to live in servitude to one’s lower self. This, and all degrees of unconscious resistance, represents a blind and immediate obedience to the parts of […]