What We Resist, Persists

What we resist, persists - sutras for liberation

“What we resist, persists”

This is a commonly mentioned adage/sutra that holds enormous power if we truly understand its full depth. The premise for this sutra is that ironically what we don’t want will continue to appear in our experiences so long as we continue to feed it energy – even if it is ‘not wanting’ it. The concept is, we will perceive/experience what it is we are aligning with or choosing to believe in. So this means if we believe life is hard and we have to struggle to make things happen for us then we will continue to experience that as our emotional reality as well as see it validated by others. We learned from the Holographic Universe series that our reality is not literally ‘created’ by us but rather we are simply  judging what is created for us. So Divinity is giving us life (thank you!) and it is only us that are saying it is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ – both are possible to choose from and available in every moment. Yet the complete picture is that life has everything in it, it is only us who choose what we want to see.

Further Clarification

Whatever we are resisting (not wanting to experience) we will actually continue to experience because we’re still giving it energy and attention. We’re afraid to experience it and so it actually is filtering into our perception at all times and subtly influencing our experience. Now to be most clear about this, I don’t want you to think that this means we only focus on the ‘positive’ because that isn’t useful either and is another trap because we’re still subconsciously resisting the ‘negative’. So the goal is to not resist at all, just surrender, offer gratitude for all things, and trust in order to see the whole picture and love and appreciate it all. Yes, even the struggles, suffering, war, poverty, disease, etc. – everything. Let go of all judgments and don’t resist the ‘good’ or the ‘bad’, just let them be and know that life is only what we make it. That bears repeating, everything is actually neutral and perfect (meaning completely free from judgment) as is, life is only what we judge and therefore choose to see it as. Hence the expression, “Heaven and Hell are only inches apart” – it’s all in our mind.

So life unfolds totally neutral experiences that we then either perceive as something we want or not – but it’s solely up to us. Neither actually exist. Nothing is actually ‘good’ or ‘bad’ in the universe – those are just our labels and judgments that become limitations to our experience. The issue of judgment is that once we see something as more desirable we have set ourselves up for suffering and limitation because we also simultaneously created the polarity of less desirable which now becomes a possibility for us to experience.

Now all of this is perfect (free from judgment) and we can choose whatever we like, the radical truth is nothing is actually ‘better’ or ‘worse’. And when we really begin this process of letting go of judgment and resistance to what is, life takes on a whole new level of appreciation, wonder, and magic. We may be afraid at first that we don’t know who we’d be if we had no judgments or opinions or that perhaps nothing would get done but that’s simply not the case. Explore it and you’ll see for yourself.


Mathew Micheletti

~You shall know Truth by the happiness, joy, and peace it brings~ Go within and start knocking on the Door.

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