Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Practicing Non-Resistance

Practicing non-resistance is something that is difficult for most of us. When something happens that we do not like, our first impulse is to fight against it. We resist it with all our might.

But this resistance makes us suffer. Moreover, it entrenches the undesirable condition.
If you would just accept the undesirable condition—practicing non-resistance—you will see that the undesirable condition will soon transform itself into something more acceptable (without any help from you). It’s really quite amazing.

This is why Jesus said:
But I say unto you, that ye resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any many will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have [thy] cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. – Matthew 5:39-42

Try practicing non-resistance and see how easier life becomes for you!

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