Resist or Yield

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I am continuing to read Eckhart Tolle’s “A New Earth” and stimulate my thinking, which I think is the exact opposite of what it should be doing.  But anyway…  I am interested in the idea of resisting or yielding.  E.T. says when tragic loss occurs we can either resist or yield and of course each choice will take us down a totally different path of living.

As I was thinking about this, I realized we have multiple opportunities every day (every hour) to make the choice to resist or yield and what a difference that can make not only in our “day to day” life, but it is also preparation and practice for the biggies when they occur (because they will).

If I can practice accepting what is, rather than resisting and fighting it, there is much more flow in my life.   In recovery we use the Serenity Prayer to accomplish this task of yielding.  The key is discerning what I can change and what I can’t.  And then to have the courage to change the things I can.  Because sometimes it’s just easier to complain than actually make a change.  And the things I can’t change, I must let them go.  Some days that’s my mantra.  Let it go, let it go, let it go.  Often easier chanted than done.

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