Resistance is the root of pain

It’s our resistance to things that cause the pain.

Even more so when we are aware of something, we know that’s not what we want and then we get angry about being angry, or frustrated about being frustrated, or sad that we are sad and so on. We fight the reaction, we resist the feelings, we try to squash our emotions.

If we give space for our feelings, thoughts, emotions and let them be, just observing and letting it be there, then there is no resistance, no fight and they dissolve without more emotion, thought or reaction.

Think and do the opposite

Want to sleep and can’t? The harder we try to will ourselves to sleep the harder it becomes.

Just do the and think the opposite, will yourself to stay awake, try to stay awake.

You will fall asleep.

It’s a way of relaxing and not pressuring about the outcome.

The harder we try to create an outcome it brings a negative resistance.

Let go, think and do the opposite, whatever that is, it releases all the tension and then the outcome is not the focus.