Self Mastery… Day Nineteen – Non-resistance

28 January, 2011

This is my 28 day Mastery of Self diary. It contains thoughts and lessons from the initial course I took in June 2010 and the re-cap in January 2011. I will start each daily post with some quotes pertinent to the daily topic, then the lesson quotes that stood out for me at each itteration of the course plus some other observations that may be of interest/help. You’ll find my overview of the whole course here and Libby’s site for extra info and sign up here.

To Resist is to Persist – We expand what we notice and focus upon and if we focus on what we do not want it will expand in our conscious mind to remain there until we are able to let it go.

Example: If you keep focusing on injustice, you keep inviting injustice into your life…it has to persist. Your mind is keyed ion to find it in the world. The moment you are no longer attached, become indifferent, or quit giving it so much mental and emotional energy the situation fades away and dissolves.

If misunderstood, non-resistance may feel like a feeble surrender to aggression, or allowing yourself to become a doormat. But when fully understood you will see it as love for the world and yourself.

As a default it is easier to add to aggression, to feed and indulge the pain, but what does that solve? Who wins? Antagonise any situation and you give it power. So resist not. Easier said than done for sure, but it is well worth the effort to master this tool/law.

This is the route to non-resistance mastery. Bring it on…

2010 course – When I follow spiritual principles I move with the flow. The flow is the path of non-resistance. Non-resistance creates freedom.

2011 recap – Non-resistance creates spiritual connection. Since what I resist persists, I resist nothing.

If I resist being In The Now I open myself up to the creation of false realities and little i’s… That’s a pretty effective ‘away from’ incentive for stepping into The Now. After all I have invested a great deal of time with this course dismantling my limiting beliefs so why would I want to allow more to be created?

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Lisa Howard January 30, 2011 at 6:43 pm

When working this course it is funny how often my day is filled with an event that challenges me with the very concept being presented.

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Libby February 1, 2011 at 8:08 pm

I had resistance to creating a food schedule. After James did Transformational Meditation with that part that was resisting it, I WANTED to have a schedule because that is how I will meet my goal of losing 10 lbs. I am on track for that.

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