Monday, January 26, 2009

Resistance is a Signal

I was talking with a friend and the subject of resistance came up. I was saying that I didn't know what was "wrong" with me, that I was experiencing resistance to various things without much sense of why, and that maybe some old wound was surfacing that I was just starting to understand. She said, There's nothing wrong with you, you're just sensitive. Your resistance is simply warning you of where you've felt you needed to comply. You're responding to what's "off." Then we talked about how so many of us have unconsciously chosen to buy into reduced self-expression as a way to stay connected in the world, and that this is the OLD way of feeling connection. The new way has to do with resonance — resonating to your core self, which then helps you feel the core self in others. Best to best, not least to least.