Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What You Resist Persists

"What you resist persists"
- Carl Jung

Bob Doyle, one of the teachers in The Secret explains: "The reason that what you resist persists is because if you're resisting something, you're saying 'No, I don't want this thing because it makes me feel this way - the way I am feeling right now.' So you're putting out a really strong emotion of 'I really don't like this feeling', and then it comes racing toward you."

Rhonda Byrne writes in her book, "As you resist what has appeared, you are adding more energy and more power to those pictures you don't like, and you are bringing more of them at a furious rate."

What you focus on, you make bigger. The more energy you put into something, the more power you give it. Energy flows where attention goes, so resisting something just adds to it. It's in focusing on what you don't want that creates more of what you don't want.

Jack Canfield: "It's OK to notice what you don't want because it gives you contrast to say, 'This is what I do want'. But the fact is, the more you talk about what you don't want, or talk about how bad it is, read about that all the time, and then say how terrible it is - well, you're creating more of that."

Michael Bernard Beckwith: "Learn to become still and to take your attention away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it, and place the attention on what you wish to experience."

Resistance creates blocks, tension, stress, fighting, and war. Ultimately, it only causes pain and suffering within yourself and the world. To get what you want, you have to let go of resisting and focusing on what you don't want. Release your resistance and the flow of abundance, health, and love will flow easily into your life.

So can you let it go?

Will you let it go?



Quirkybutsmart said...

It is true that what you resist persists-- but this explanation is bogus. This explanation says it is true because it is true.

For this to be real to someone they have to STUDY it and see it for themselves. Carl Jung also did not think we are supposed to be happy all the time-- he knew sad is also necessary. he would NOT have endorsed "The Secret".

Tasha Walker said...

Not everything has to be studied to understand or believe. Sometimes faith is all you need and you will see it work in your own life. It is a natural law and existed and continues to exist whether or not we like it or know of it. Carl Jung would have endorsed this idea because if you look at the root of what you just said, "we are not supposed to be happy all of the time-sadness is also necessary" proves one of the other natural laws that everything has an opposite. You need sadness to be able to understand happiness. You need negativity to balance out the positivism. There can be no light without darkness. The truth of resistance simply means that if you put too much emphasis on the negative, there is no room for the positivism to balance it out thus you reap the negative consequences.

Quirkybutsmart said...

But of course, you are the unchallenged expert in all things. What ever was I thinking?

Lewis Lafontaine said...

There is no documented evidence that Dr. Jung ever said: "What you resist; persists."