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Resistance Causes Pain

When we don’t like where we are, who we’re with, what’s happening, we lock up. We tighten and clench. We prepare to fight. That resistance causes us pain.

It’s a misunderstood tenet in Buddhism that all life is suffering. Life is beautiful. It also contains suffering borne of attachment.

When we attach (to an outcome, a situation, a person), we experience suffering because we are no longer free to be in the moment, as we are, as the moment is.

We can feel afraid that if we don’t resist, it means that we’ll get more of the same. Not true. When you accept what is happening (or not happening), you allow the moment to pass. When you don’t accept, your resistance introduces tension to the vibration. It gets bigger, louder, more painful.

Let it be. It’s ok to not like where you are. Take a breath. Be honest about how you feel, what you really want. Extend compassion to yourself. Then, see what the next moment brings, and the next.

It’s this awareness that transcends. You raise your vibration and the situation changes with you. You start to feel lighter, more capable of navigating the changing currents. You start to fly.

Reach out if you’re interested in spiritual coaching, in becoming more of who you truly are.

Shine on,



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