It takes more energy to resist than to let go
Those were the words of wisdom that I heard from a yoga teacher in a class that I attended named “Hot flow level 2” where the temperature of the classroom is about 90 to 100 F. Lots of sweaty enjoyment there! 🙂
No doubt she is “right” about letting go… almost.. 🙂
When we speak about physical resistance, then that may be the case. When we are talking about emotional issues, then to let go takes greater courage and greater wisdom than to resist, when there is someone there “choosing” to resist or to let go.
More conventional religious teachings/ spiritual teachings will make it “easy for us,” when they teach us to “resist evil,” “resist anything that is ungodly,” etc.
Those teachings will put us into selecting one side of duality and rejecting the other.
That teaching is not “bad” at all; but for someone who has a different vision and experience of the reality of life; that teaching could be viewed with further depth.
Both, to resist and to let go arise as a duality of being someone. Being someone means to have a defined view a defined image of “who I am.”
In most conventional teachings to “know who you are,” is very important.
Nevertheless, to define yourself is a problem of the thinking mind. Why? Because by doing that the opportunity to change and evolve will be minimized.
In the world of duality, to learn when to resist and when to let go according to the circumstances, is an indication of wisdom. To “always” reject resisting as in a commandment may be useful in some circumstances, but not in others. Nevertheless, the non-verbal, non-intellectual understanding of these things will come to everyone of us at our due time.
In the meantime, we just need to acknowledge everyone’s path and personal timing and growth in life.
Those were also the words of wisdom of my yoga teacher in that session… So many words of wisdom! 🙂
Yes… many know those words of wisdom intellectually, but which can only be understood by another when we can see that wisdom in “action,” in front of us; and that is the beauty of a relationship, when there is the willingness to learn from the “teacher” in front of us…
Resisting and letting go are meaningless when the individual becomes “nothing,” that is when the mind full with definitions, ideas and ideals is left aside; that is known as emptiness.
Being empty takes us into our nature of being formless. Paradoxically, because we are formless, non-defined; we adopt a “form.” It is through that form that we relate with the world… and that is the importance of knowing the state of emptiness; because in that way; we are something but…we are not. We are there, but we are not… 🙂 We are individuals… but we are part of the totality… Oneness. Both at the same time, not just one side of the coin.
The above goes beyond the simple religious understanding of “good and bad.” 🙂
Very true. Brother, when I am very much attached to a person so that can’t imagine my life without him. However, situation is asking to either leave the person or if i want to stay, my principles of spirituality won’t be followed. Even if I have strongly decided to leave that person but i am feeling strong attraction as I want to be with him. Is that repression?? since I am forcing myself to leave the person to follow spiritual path. I feel there are more chances that I will continue to feel about him even if I am on my spiritual path. Won’t that be a cheating to myself?
🙂 Dear Angel, Avyakt7 does not answer questions at this time of his career.. 🙂 That had its own timing.
You had discovered attachment in your life. What are you going to do about it? Love has nothing to do with attachment. Your spiritual principle is meant so you discover attachment and transform it. It is not meant so you repress yourself from a relationship, when there is love…. Until you transform what is meant to be transformed… That is the utility of a spiritual path.
PS: You may ask to Ananda 🙂 “live” in the readio show… http://www.blogtalkradio.com/1catharsis
Thanks conqueryouremotions…You have a cool and informative blog.. 🙂
Totally agree, I love this post.