Stop Resisting, and Accept what life is offering you. Stress, is the result of resistance offered by you against your life.
It is not caused by the painful emotions and circumstances of life. It is possible to tackle various circumstances of your life but your resistance to those circumstances takes energy from you and results in stress. So STOP RESISTING. It’s okay to face hurdles. Accept these, and fight with the problems.
Stop Resisting, and accept what life is offering you. If you don’t stop resisting your life, your emotional, physical, and psychological problems will become more intense. An example of resistance to circumstance is the same as saying to a river to flow in a different direction. You can’t do that, you have to accept the way it is flowing. You can relax at the present moment, breathe deeply and enjoy the river flow wherever it is.
Trying to control circumstances or behavior doesn’t give positive results which are again painful. Accepting the things at the present moment does not mean that you cannot bring changes in your life. To change your life, you must accept your life first. Once you accept it, you will enjoy it without any resistance. You’ll have lots of time and energy to plan things and create the circumstances and experiences that you want.
We often believe that the only way we can be happy is by carving our own path. That, to some extent, is true. But we can not always do that. If you want to catch all the fireflies at night, you might not be able to do it. But you need to be happy even if you have caught one. Accept it and be grateful for it.
“ We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.” — Carl Jung.