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that which you resist persists

“Nonresistance, nonjudgement, and nonattachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living.” ― Eckhart Tolle

For most of us non-resistance does not come easily. It goes against our normal reaction to life, where we usually tend to push ahead against all obstacles.

When you antagonize any given situation you give it power against yourself. But when you offer mental non-resistance the opposition will crumble before you.

In our culture, there is a tendency to resort to using force to get our way… to use a battering ram rather than a key to open doors. It is this tendency which is the cause of most world conflict, and most of our own inner conflicts, which in turn cause most of our physical and mental ills.

Non-resistance does mean simply following the path of least resistance or taking the easy way out. If, in contemplation, you find something disagreeable, stop thinking about it and go out and meet it with an attitude of serene non-resistance.

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The Law of Non-Resistance
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