“What could be more futile, more insane than to create inner resistance to something that already is?” E. Tolle
What could be more futile, more insane than to create inner resistance to something that does not exist? (past or future). Oftentimes we are so worried about something that may happen, or dwell and regret about something that we did in the past. Anticipation and memory separate us from the Divinity of each moment…resist not! that which is and that which is not.
The Buddha often taught (teaches) about the path of least resistance. If you watch a leaf float down a creek, if it bumps into a rock, it just floats around it….it doesn’t resist the rock and say, “hey! You shouldn’t be there…you’re in my way.” No, it gently floats around the apparent obstacle, with ease and grace. The leaf does not resist what is, it’s only an obstacle if you resist it.
Our minds can become so resistant that it affects our health and well-being. Our blood pressure rises, our arteries constrict, and our faces become wrinkled in angst. Even in our yoga practice, the teacher says, “Let’s move into our inversion practice,” how many find a constriction occurring in their mind and body? Practice Yoga as life, begin to notice when and where you constrict – thus resist – that which is occurring in your life — or you think is occurring — past, present and future. Take a deep breath and gently float around the obstacle you are creating. What is the difference between and obstacle and an opportunity? Your outlook of it.