We all have it.
It happens every day.
It is relentless.
It is there like old faithful.
It is the reason so many of us stay stuck.
Stuck in dead end jobs.
Stuck in relationships that are going nowhere.
Stuck in a life that feels constrictive and sometimes even oppressive.
It comes from that part of us we call the ego.
It is very alluring, the ego.
It is the great seducer.
“I’m going to keep you safe,” it says. “I’m going to make sure you don’t get hurt again."
Resistance can show up in many ways.
It can show up as procrastination. “After I lose this weight. That’s when I’ll start.”
It can show up as distraction. “I don’t have time for that right now. I’m so busy.”
It can also show up as red alert. Fight or flight. Paralysis. All systems down.
You can be sure that the moment you make a declaration for change.
The moment you begin to stretch your wings.
The instant you even consider stepping out of your comfort zone, your ego will put up a front.
It’s called resistance.
What is it for you? How is your resistance showing up?
Does it happen in the morning as you turn your alarm off instead of starting your new morning routine?
Is it midday when you reach for a sugary snack instead of the apple you packed?
How about when you sit down to meditate? I’d bet you never feel resistance then…
You are not alone, my friend. Resistance is that glorious human part of us that is
Next time you are wondering why you aren't doing what you intend to do, try this:
- Notice what you’re noticing. This is the first step in making any change.
- Sit with it. Get curious about it. With kindness and compassion. Why am I resisting?
- Just do it. Take action. Override the resistance. Create new patterns. Freedom resides in every moment.
Fun. Flow. Freedom.
*Do you need help changing patterns? Start here with this complimentary series of Life By Design Daily Affirmations. These affirmations are designed with care to remind you of who you are, all that you are capable of and how much you rock. (The first affirmation is the most important.) Enjoy!