What you resist, persists.
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I didn’t write a post last week because I had a bit of a mood wobble. I was fighting with the parts of myself that I thought other people didn’t like, and also fighting with the injustice of things happening that were outside of my control.
But then I saw these words in a magazine: What you resist, persists.
A light went on. I realized that I am me, whether or not people like all parts of me. I am enough, acceptable and lovable just as I am.
And there will always be some folks out there who decide to take their bad mood out on me, so if I just accept that and move on with my life as best I can, then their actions don’t affect me quite as much.
I can still see the sun shining with my own eyes, even when people try to tell me there’s a cloud. And if there is indeed a cloud, it will soon pass, whether or not I fight it.
My mood is much higher now, and surrendering has perhaps paradoxically made me feel stronger than ever, so I wanted to share this insight with you in case it’s helpful to your day today.
As further inspiration, here is a quote from author Marianne Williamson:
Something amazing happens when we surrender and just love.
We melt into another world, a realm of power already within us.
The world changes when we change.
The world softens when we soften.
The world loves us when we choose to love the world.