How often do you find yourself doing or having to do something you don’t want to do? For me, there’s a little voice inside saying “I really need to do xyz” or “I should do xyz” or “I wish I didn’t have to do xyz” and within the feeling of the words “need to do” and “should do” and “wish I didn’t have to do” is the energy of resistance and it doesn’t feel good.
So, how do we create the scenario where when considering those things we have an obligation to do or complete or address, where in the doing and completing and addressing it feels good?
Two specific things I have practiced to varying degrees over the years and help to create more ease and peace within me and therefore for those around me are these:
1. View the resisted thing as something that will be helpful to you or someone else and feel appreciation for it. It is good because it’s helping you and you’re worth it.. It’s helping someone else and they are worth it.
2. Know that that thing was put there/created and co-created by you for a higher purpose. Yes, even the five loads of laundry or the dirty car that needs cleaning or the mess that needs to be cleaned up…they came into existence for the purpose of moving you along your path. They are the little markers along the way showing us ourselves by how we feel about them. When we are in a place of allowing for life to flow without resistance, those things that are placed in front of us we view with allowing. Being present in the moment we are in, completing the task with gratitude, knowing it is there for us to practice, if nothing else, presence and gratitude and acceptance.
My daughter, my only child, has gone off to college. In her absence is also the absence of the things I did to care for her while she was here. My work load at home is less. Yay! But, having it also meant she was here. Yes, I miss her already! Lol. Maybe I’ll text her again…;)
Much love to you today!