Onceler wrote:You put a frame around it and hung it on your wall? Thanks, this helps me think thru some things in my own life. I am noticing this pattern as well.....we certainly do energize situations and states far beyond their natural course.dijmart wrote:So why does what you resist persist? Because if you are resisting something you are focusing on that thing, event, situation even if it's something you do not want. What you focus upon expands and persists.
Good example- Recently, I had been soooo tired in the past few months, so tired it was all I could think about. Anyways, I apparently had been thinking about it so much it just got worse and worse. I was confused as to what this tiredness meant. I started a thread "tired of the play" and I got some good advice (and some not so good ..drama). Anyways, I decided there was really nothing I could do about this tiredness it had been with me now for so long (months) and I was going to stop thinking about it, low and behold, it's become manageable in the last week. I can say I actually feel better! I may still be tired, but I'm not focusing on it and I'm not creating any "story" around it, it just is what it is.
Yep, and it had a pretty frame and everything But, seriously, I looked at what I wrote later and thought "Wow, I could substitute anything I'm resisting (pain, loss, ect) within the context of what I wrote and letting it just be, without the story and without projecting it into the future, this made it manageable and suffering has ended.