Resistance comes up when you decide to change something about yourself.
You create a goal, or make a promise bigger than you know yourself to be, and resistance comes up because in that moment your identity is threatened.
A part of you must die in order for the new part – the change – to come to life.
This is the journey of resistance.
Don’t try to fix it, or change it. Let it be, and let it move through you.
It can’t stay with you unless you feed it.
“Your resistance is a sign that your system is reconfiguring itself toward success.” – Todd Herman
Notice it, yes, because it’s there. Then turn your attention to what you want.
Commit each day to one action in service to your desire, and do what you need to do to feel how you want the outcome to feel.
Deep in the work of creating a new program, I’ve developed practices to fuel my promise, and ease my resistance.
Because that’s all there is to do.
Day by day, resistance lessens and my promise deepens, filling in areas of my being I didn’t know existed.
“When you surrender, the problem ceases to exist. Try to solve it, or conquer it, and you only set up more resistance.” – Henry Miller
It’s a tricky dance: surrender to it without trying to fight or change it.
It takes practice.
Like true mastery always does.