You magnify whatever
you resist

One of the most powerful ways that we create


This video is from The Mastery of Life Course


You magnify whatever you resist

At any moment, your life is exactly the way that it is. Everything may change tomorrow, but at any moment, "what's so" is always "what's so." This is true whether you like it or not. When you are at peace with the truth of "what's so," you have peace of mind. You see your situation clearly and can see what needs to be done. You are creative, resourceful, and very effective.

When you fight the truth of “what’s so,” you become full of fear and upset. You close down inside. You get tunnel vision and lose your ability to see clearly. You also magnify whatever you are resisting. Effective action can handle a situation, but not the inner state of resisting.

You magnify whatever you resist

The Law of Resistance

Resisting magnifies and gives power to whatever you are resisting. Here are some examples that demonstrate this:

Imagine four yellow balloons on the ceiling above you. Now, whatever you do, don't think about them. You just thought about them. Don't do that. What happens when you fight the yellow balloons? You keep thinking about them. In fact, you can hardly think of anything else. Resisting the balloons does not make them go away. It gives them power and keeps them alive.

The same principle applies in every area of life. Whatever you resist gets magnified. Have you ever had a relationship with someone who had a characteristic that you couldn't stand? What happened to the characteristic when you resisted it? It grew. It grew in your perception and it actually showed up more in the world around you.

The Mastery of Life Course

Look at any area of your life that isn't working. This is an area where you are resisting. Something is the way that it is and you are fighting it. By your resisting, you give this area of life power and keep it from clearing up.

The nature of fear

Another way we resist is through fear. Fear is an inner state and is created by resisting a future event. For example, if you have a fear of losing someone, you are resisting the future event called, "losing the person." The more you resist losing the person, the bigger your fear. The bigger your fear, the more you feel threatened. The more you feel threatened, the more you hang on and act destructively. This in turn pushes the person away and causes your fear to come true.

Look over your life and notice that whatever you fear and resist keeps showing up, over and over. These circumstances keep showing up because you keep creating them. Fighting the truth does not make a situation clear up. Effective action can handle a situation, but not the inner state of resisting. Resisting can only make your situation worse. You let go of the resisting through a process called "Letting go."

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