“Non-resistance is the key to the greatest power in the universe”. – Eckhart Tolle
Non-resistance in life is not a state of passivity. It is an understanding and intellect to flow with the natural forces of the universe. There is no resistance in nature. There is only resistance in the mind of man.
Nature offers us many valuable examples of non-resistance we can learn from for use in our daily lives when we feel stressed or overwhelmed. Watch how an eagle rides the winds without resistance or how the fish knows to flow with the current. As the saying goes, “Go with the flow”.
Adverse circumstances in daily life can be stressful, but we have the ability to control the situation by practicing non-resistance. Think of the principles of judo, t’ai chi and aikido to overcome the opposition. If someone or something pushes you pull. Similarly, if they pull you push. If you seek peace, balance and happiness non-resistance becomes an essential skill we need to master.
Importantly, it’s worth reminding ourselves we create our struggles in life. We need to accept we cannot slow the river of life. Such attempts will results in pain and tension. Rather than blaming life or circumstances we need to take responsibility and act in a way of non-resistance relevant to the messages our bodies sends us. We have the internal resources we need to dissolve all conflicts through non-resistance.
Everything in our lives needs to become a natural flowing process. If we try to make things happen and resist the flow you set yourself up for mental internal pressure. The implication of the word try brings on thoughts of tension. To reinforce this statement image walking across plank of wood suspending just off the ground. This situation would need little trying resulting in little tension. Now raise that same plank of wood to twenty feet off the ground we can safely assume, unless you work in the circus, there will be a lot more trying and a lot more tension. Same plank different mental state.