How to Transcend Resistance in Meditation

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"If you are lucky enough
in meditation,
you will come to the point
where you cannot take it anymore.

You will come right up
against your resistance
to this moment
and will feel that
you have to get up,
you have to distract yourself
from this moment.

If you don't stand
up and run to the kitchen
to eat a cookie,
you will scratch your nose.

If you do not scratch your nose,
you will wiggle around in your seat.

If you do not wiggle in your seat,
you will distract yourself with your thinking.

You will judge the meditation
as a failure,
that you did not get the bliss
that you got yesterday
and you will run away from it.

It is the natural response,
because it is not just that you
are resistant to this moment,
you are the resistance
to this moment.

You exist as the resistance
to this moment.

And so the challenge is
in meditation
when you find yourself
in resistance,
can you find a way
within yourself
to surrender yourself
completely to this moment.

Can you find a way
to give yourself up
so that there is only this moment.

Because stress and conflict
can only exist between

two separate things.

If you can find a way
at a subtle level
to surrender this you
that is separate from this moment,
this you that is in conflict
with this moment,
then all that will be left
is this moment.

All that will be left
is awareness.
There will be no more

Then you learn to remain
as formlessness.
You learn how to be
without having to contract
into being you.

It is in this
you learn real intimacy
with this moment.

If you approach this moment
with your spiritual beliefs and knowledge

and all the judgments

that come with that,

If you approach this moment
as a person trying to get something
out of this moment,
you will never reach this moment.

Like two oppositely charged magnets
you will forever repel
your own true self.

But if you are willing

to give it all up
even just for this moment
then you will discover
true peace and freedom.



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Papalam's picture

i really like your words...

i really like your words... are these yours or from someone else... very nice :-)

Papalam | Sat, 06/16/2012 - 09:23