Practice Non-Resistance

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None of us likes when things don’t go the way we want them to. Naturally, it is our inclination to try and control an offending situation such as divorce, illness or unemployment, by forcing solutions more to our liking.

Usually, we believe that if we aren’t worrying or stressing over a problem, we aren’t doing anything about our discomfort.

Unfortunately, our resistance to what is happening can cause more problems than solutions. It often produces more stress, anxiety and pain than the circumstance we are resisting, making the upset even worse.

Therefore, we can practice non-resistance and let go of our inner torment and fear by accepting the present situation as it is, while trying to view it as something ultimately meant for our good, growth and healing.

This idea can be appalling to many of us because certain circumstances do not feel good, and accepting a situation the way it is can make us feel powerless and passive.

However, accepting a situation reduces the internal fighting, and frees up our hearts and minds to navigate more successfully through any challenge we face.

It frees up our energy for more mindful thoughts, actions and practices that bring us peace, without wasting our energy on worry and resistance. It is not always easy to release our fears and concerns but prayer is often a good first start.

With that in mind, I have provided a prayer below that I saw in a Unity church newsletter, and thought I would pass it along as a source of comfort for anyone going through a challenging time this holiday season and beyond.

 

Living, loving Spirit, during this time of silence I release and let go of all my worries, and open to that higher and infinite power that supports me, guides and directs me, feeds my soul and strengthens my Spirit. 

I release all concerns, knowing that we are all connected, and that there is always a higher plan for my life.  I open myself to that divine plan, and to the guidance and direction of Spirit. 

I know that all things are working for my good.  I know that Spirit only wants the best for me, and its power is greater than any situation I face. 

Thank you in advance, for providing positive outcomes that will bless me and everyone involved.  With faith in this truth, I am at peace and free of all worry. 

 

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Practice Non-Resistance

    • Agreed, permanently releasing worry would be wonderful. Glad with practice, we can at least catch ourselves when it starts, and hopefully keep it from dominating our thoughts for long periods of time! Have a terrific Thanksgiving with those adorable grandchildren too! Great hearing from you!

  1. That is so true, and yet we cannot stop worrying for some reason. WE can cut it down when we realise we worry too much, but never give it up. I love the Peanuts they say exactly as it is!
    Wishing you a great Thanksgiving!

    • Wonderful to hear from you Ute! Agreed, that darn worry is hard to eliminate completely but having awareness sure helps reduce it at least. I love those Peanuts characters too, as who knew they were so wise! 🙂 Hope you had a terrific Thanksgiving!

  2. Thank you, dear Cathie, for your always insightful blog posts and for sharing this beautiful prayer. It might be a good idea for me to practice the latter more often, these days. 🙂
    Much love,
    Steffi

    • Thank you for your kind words Steffi! So glad you enjoyed the prayer, and particularly connected with the latter part. Thanking in advance for positive outcomes, and knowing all things are working for our good can be challenging in the midst of difficulties but ironically seems to provide more peace. Blessings to you, Cathie

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