Saturday, April 3, 2010

Resistance is Futile

Resistance - the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with 

Resistance - any mechanical force that tends to retard or oppose motion

Resistance - a material's opposition to the flow of electric current

"Resistance is Futile"  The Borg, Star Trek, TNG

A teenager resists the dictates of his parents as he begins to make choices for himself and as he does, engages the third monad.

We push against a door which seems to be stuck, encountering resistance which then gives way.

Faced with difficult changes in our lives, we resist "what is" and suffer.

Is it possible that some forms of resistance can create positive outcomes as in the case of the teenager? Maybe. But cannot this same teenager when prompted by his parents to do it their way simply choose not to without resistance?  Yes. He can allow the force of their intention to pass by him or flow around him rather than meeting it head on. We can also do the same in our daily interactions with people; take the example of a neighbor who wants you to prune your roses so he has a better view to which you reply with a smile rather than a "hell no!". The co-worker who pushes your emotional buttons on a daily basis to which you usually respond with hurt, anger, upset and indignation; try allowing the energy to simply flow by you as you offer no resistance. This approach to life offers less suffering and allows us to maintain equilibrium and energy rather than extending our resources toward blocks and power struggles. 

When we flow with The River we remember we are One with All.

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