Acceptance and Resistance
This is an excerpt from my book JUST WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? Read it a few times. There’s alot to it.
What we cannot accept makes us unhappy.
What makes us unhappy we resist.
What we resist, we struggle against.
What we struggle against binds us to it.
Whatever binds us, enslaves us.
Whatever enslaves us, shames us.
Whatever shames us, diminishes us.
Our failure to accept the way things are lies at the root of our problems.
Our resistance makes us rigid with resentment.
It steals our clarity and power, and deprives us of happiness.
What we cannot accept we draw to us and are doomed to repeat, over and over again.
What we accept will change, because we have changed.
When there is no more resistance within us, our behavior will not be polarizing.
Everything will flow toward balance and harmony. Peace will prevail over conflict.
Forgiveness is the key to acceptance.
We can’t forgive until we find the inner victim and acknowledge our pain.
When we find our pain we must embrace it completely.
Until we become one with our pain we will be unable to release it.
Knowing this, the wise man resolutely faces himself, feels his pain fully, and goes free.
He becomes strong and complete.
Fearing this, the foolish man deceives himself, denies his pain, and diminishes his power.
He remains in harm’s way, beaten down by that which binds him.
Because of his self-deception he grows even weaker and more incomplete.
His rage never ends.
The world will become peaceful when we become peaceful.
To find inner peace we must face ourselves, and remove the source of our resistance.
It is far better to face our self than it is to continually blame others for our predicament.
Blame makes the negative the ruling power in our lives.
When we find inner peace, the solutions to our problems are clear and obvious.
The future of the world is in our hands.
If we don’t find inner peace, who will?
We are the world.
When we save ourselves, we save the world. The time to act is now, not later.
We are too close to losing the future.