What you resist, persists. This is a phrase I often use with my clients when teaching yoga, but it is a straightforward law, that once understood and put into practice, will change your life forever.
Would any change in your life, large or small, be something you find beneficial? Then pick one thing you struggle with and observe how you speak and think about it.
More people know what they don’t want, more than what they do want:
- “I don’t want to be in debt.”
- “I don’t want to be overweight.”
- “I don’t want to be unhappy or sad.”
- “I don’t want to look foolish in this yoga pose.”
- “I want to be financially secure.”
- “I want to maintain a healthy weight.”
- “I want joy and happiness in my life.”
- “I want to do my best in this yoga pose.”
It is not the experience itself, whether being in debt, overweight, unhappy, or foolish looking that causes your pain and suffering, it is your resistance to the experience.
Simply by shifting your thoughts and words from what you don’t want to what you do, will create the results and change you desire. To accomplish this, however, you must make a conscious decision to reprogram your thought process. It’s a simple process, but not an easy one. I used index cards to remind me.
In 2006, when I was digging myself out of a large debt leftover from my divorce, I kept saying, “I can’t get out of debt.” Just as the Law of Magnetic Attraction states that like attracts like, my coach at the time told me I was attracting more debt.
He told me to write the affirmation – Money flows freely and abundantly to me – on an index card and carry it with me wherever I went. I let go of my resistance to the idea of attracting more debt and a magical thing happened.
I won the Power Prize Jackpot at the Borgata for $35,574!
Now I can’t guarantee you’ll have results on that scale, but I do know that when you let go of the resistance to anything, it allows things to flow to you freely and abundantly.
Know that the Universe is on your side and go with the flow!