The Beauty of Non-Resistance
This morning I was contemplating the reason for our pervasive and persistent infatuation with physical beauty. I was also actively attempting to take the most generous, non-judgemental, and positive perspective possible to everything I was observing and thinking about.
Here’s what I came up with:
Our attraction to those people and things that are most aesthetically pleasing is intuitive and natural.
For the purpose of this explanation, I would like you to imagine a person – someone you find to be extremely beautiful, luminous, magnetic, attractive. It is likely that the way you see this person is very specific to your own personal definition of beauty. What is not specific or unique however, is that the reason you see this person as beautiful. You feel really good when you are around them.
When we feel good in someone’s presence, we feel included, we feel drawn in by this person’s positive energy. We can feel this person’s inner acceptance of themselves pouring out.
Law of attraction states: that which is like unto itself, is drawn. So, in our feelings of inclusion and positivity, we allow our own energy to rise and match with that of the initial stimulus to feeling good. Another way of describing feeling good is to say we are in a state of non-resistance. Whether this be a person or a situation, we could say that the more appreciation and admiration we feel, the better we feel. Or even: the better we feel, the better we feel.
Law of attraction teachings state that negative emotion is a signal that we are not allowing ourselves to experience positive energy. Resistance is born of mental process. If we feel bad, it is likely that we hold a belief about ourselves that makes us feel separate, not good enough, discouraged, or excluded.
When it comes to negative or resistant energy, it can often feel easier to join with someone whose energy is resistant (complaining, gossiping, etc). The reason for this is simply that there is more momentum in the direction of resistance and exclusion than acceptance and connection. Resulting from persistent competition and comparison, we get beaten down into the belief that some are more entitled to this high vibe, luminous life than others and that it is unrealistic to expect to feel good most of the time.
And that is the root of resistance.
The trick with meditation, or one application for the musculature we build in the practice, is to entrain ourselves to a state of acceptance and then appreciation so that we can become an energetic match to the most beautiful and luminous versions of our own selves BEFORE any external stimulus inspires this feeling. When we can do this, we become powerful attractors. We become those luminous magnetic beings who inspire and uplift.
Imagine your Higher Self or your best, most balanced Self; as this ever-present inner guidance system that is always there to help you to stay in a state of ease, clarity, knowing, and even joy.
Now imagine that this inner guidance system is represented by a piece of cork being held under water by your own hand.
Your own hand represents your subconscious mind or your automatic thinking. Each time you take your hand off the cork, it bobs back up to the surface.
Your meditation practice (removing your hand from the cork) therefore represents the ALLOWING or NON-RESISTANCE of your Higher Self.
Each time you use a focal point to pull the attention out of your inner chatter, your Inner Being can gently balance you out 😊