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The Pièce De Résistance In Life Is Letting Go Of Resistance - Grasshopper

Once you master this piece, you experience much less opposition to what is and relieve yourself of one of life's biggest tensions.

Look at anyone you consider "wired." What you will notice is someone who is resisting reality at just about every turn. Our faulty conditioning is this: If we resist something long enough, it will go away.


The famed, Swiss Psychologist Carl Jung told us many moons ago: "What you resist persists."


The tension we induce in ourselves from resisting is not only mentally draining but a threat to our physical wellbeing. The debilitation is insidious. It creeps up on us over time and we don't usually notice until we feel the ill effects.


Resisting reality is an oxymoron. You can't resist what is. It has already happened. Resistance at this point is like locking the barn door after the horse escapes. It serves no purpose.


Letting go of resistance begins with noticing that you're resisting. Just the observation of you in resistance mode creates a space for non-resistance to enter. Noticing your resistance while it's happening is the key to outgrowing the practice.


No one is saying you have to like the realities you are faced with. Just know that resisting them keeps them in place and prevents you from seeing the options that will let you choose a response to reality rather than react to it the same way again and again.


The surest way to keep a reality in place is to resist it. If you'd like a path forward, notice your resistance while you're doing it and watch the Pièce de résistance of options appear.


All the best,


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