Friday, January 27, 2017
What you resist persists?
Someone said something today that struck a chord with me and I wanted to share my insights about it with you.
What they shared was a quote that I have heard many times, and know to be true:
"What you resists persists."
Now, ever since Trump took office, I have taken a position of. . . yes. . . resistance to his rulings and policies, because they hurt the planet and the people. I have thought of myself as a resistor. A Fighter against evil things.
But thinking about this quote. . . I am changing how I view what I am doing (NOT changing what I am doing.)
Here is how I am reframing things:
I am transforming what is ugly and cruel into something that is beautiful and helpful.
Can we just change things up a bit and take them that one or two levels higher in how we think about what we are doing? I believe it will make a HUGE difference!
Shall we try it and see? I am. Because for one thing, I do NOT want evil to persist. And because I truly want LOVE and beauty to prevail.
What do you think about this? I'd love to hear.
Patricia Jay Thompson:I love it! Reminds me of this saying... "Row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream..." It doesn't mean we accept what is complacently, but what it does mean, is that we stay unruffled and continue to express the Truth in all our thoughts, words and actions. In other words, we BE the change we want to see in the world. But, again, that does not mean milk toast lalaland new age focus on love and light. Noooooooo, we still point out the negativity...all the horrors of this world and advocate for Truth. We still look at the reality of what is going on, and work hard to raise awareness and compassion, but we do not allow ourselves to become swallowed up in it.