As I drove to the studio this morning to teach, I switched on The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer.
Chapter sixteen, Audible picked up where I guess I’d left off, whenever that was. (I’ve listened to and read this book a couple times.) It’s amazing to see what we end up doing with our will. We actually assert our will in opposition to the flow of life. If something happens that we don’t like, we resist it. But since what we’re resisting has already taken place, what good is it to resist? If your best friend moves away, and this is where it got personal, it’s understandable that you don’t like it. But your inner resistance to that event for years to come does not change the fact that they did, indeed, move away. It does not do anything to the reality of the situation. So the fact is, it cannot even be argued that we’re resisting the actual situation. For instance, if somebody says something that we don’t like, obviously our resistance won’t stop them from having said it. What we’re really resisting is the experience of the event passing through us.
Insert explosions here.
I played the clip so many times that the girls asked if he was just saying the same thing over and over.
I want to flow with life, not against it. Resisting something that has already happened, or an idea of what I think might happen, will only keep me from living authentically, fully, in harmony with myself.
The fact of the matter is, I trust Life. It’s always known what it was doing without my interruptions.
And you know what? I had an excellent day today.