“All suffering is the resistance of reality. All awakening and healing is the letting go of resistance. Forgiveness. Allowance.”(“The Way of Transformation,” The Way of Mastery, Chapter 21, Page 259)
What we resist becomes stronger, and when we resist pain, turning it in suffering, we are on the wrong track.
Acceptance is the way for suffering to be eased, though this is a hard teaching to wrap our minds/hearts around. But healing is in its wings. A healing of emotions, perhaps, or maybe a healing of the physical pain as well.
God will answer. Remember that the pain is at least partly mental, and this mental healing is what will transpire first. Then ideas will come about healing the physical pain as well.
Relax into the pain. Let it come. This is true allowance.
3 thoughts on “Resistance”
Physical pain is one thing, and mental pain is another. Mental pain happens when something has happened in your life that has caused mental anguish, such as molestation, and being abused mentally, depression, anxiety, and stress; those are things that cause mental pain, those things are hard to get through and to let go of. I know this to be true from experience. Physical pain occurs when something, or someone has happened to cause a person pain. Yes, it hurts, but it passes however long it takes, but no one likes pain of any kind. No one wants pain to come into their life, but it does. I for one hate pain of any kind. I will never embrace it. I know I cannot stop it from coming, but I don’t have to like it. Yes, pain is a part of life just as happiness, but I would rather be filled with joy than rather be filled with pain any day. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.
And then, many people think that suffering ennobles. I remember someone in my university wrote her master’s about it. So good to see that more and more people are of a different opinion.