Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Finding a way to include resistance

Experiencing a certain "sinking" feeling - fragility of humanness, need for food, shelter, other people's help, etc. Trying to reconcile the stark reality full of problems with the "dancing lights" behind everything.

Question: how do we deal with our own resistance?
"As we move closer to these moments of bearing witness to ourselves impartially, the conditions of life and especially of one aspect of our personality oppose this movement. We begin to encounter resistance, which sometimes manifests itself as this "sinking" you speak of. It's a sign that something genuine is at work, and from that we may take courage. We need to find a way to include the resistance, because only then will we be able to see the truth."