On resistance

What makes some people turn away instead of facing the issue that would help them move forward in their lives?

What makes people become stuck in the same pattern, attract the same type of situations or people?

Sometimes I have found this is linked to fear. But fear is usually just an indication that the person is not wanting to feel something else.

What is that something else: PAIN

Pain that seems soooo unbearable that we rather keep our lives stuck and miserable instead of taking the bull by the horns and just bloody feeling it.  Although I may say here, this pain is not usually accessible, precisely because there are defence mechanisms in place that bury it somewhere.

We all have pain, the fact that we don’t feel it doesn’t mean it is not there.

Feeling it can be quite liberating and save time, games, stupidity and a hell lot of nonsense on the way.

Just observe people around you. Can you feel their pain? Can you feel the ways they numb it? Are they aware of it and carry it ‘gracefully’? Or are they totally oblivious to it?

An Albert Einstein quote I like is

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Here I’d apply it to not just thinking but feeling. Unless you feel that which you do not want to feel, you are probably go through life without realizing there is something else awaiting. As to what this is… that is another topic.

Time to feel.

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~ by qb on October 27, 2008.

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