Exhaust yourself in trying to escape what is

 

My tip for today: Resist life as much as you can. Fight this moment. Exhaust yourself in trying to escape what is. And see where it gets you…
– Jeff Foster on Facebook

There is often a great relief in going to the darkest places and shine a light.

In this case, there may be a nagging doubt. Perhaps resisting really works? Perhaps I just haven’t tried hard enough? Perhaps there is still something for me to see there?

So why not allow myself to resist as much as I can? What happens? Does it work? Where does it get me?

By doing this, I go against my initial impulse because I “know” resistance is futile, but do I really know? Can I know unless I have given resistance my best effort?

And that goes for much else I tell myself I “know”. Do I really know? Have I really investigated my best proof that it isn’t true?

For instance……

This – any – story isn’t true. Is that really true? What’s my best proof that it is true? How does that proof hold up?

There is no I. Are you sure? What appears most as an I here and now? How does it appear in each sense field? Where does that sense of an I come from? Is there really an I there?

Anything can be met with love. Is that true? What appears most unlovable in my experience here now? What appears most unlovable in me? Can I meet that too with kindness and love? How is it to meet it with kindness?

Everything is love. Is it true? What appears the least as love – in myself, the world? What’s my proof that it’s not love? Does that proof hold up? In what ways can I find – genuinely – that it is love?

It’s possible to forget what I am. Is it true? Is it forgotten now? Is it true it – what I am – is not already here? Is it true it’s possible to forget?

If I don’t go to my strongest proof that it’s not true and do a serious investigation, there will always be a nagging doubt. I feel I am tricking myself, and that’s because I am.

There is often a great relief in going to the darkest places and shining a light, and so also here.

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– no I anywhere?
– a thought is not true?
– do my best to disprove, give it my best effort – otherwise, will always wonder, be a nagging doubt, wonder if i am tricking myself

– is there anything that cannot be met with love? – any thought, feeling, memory, emotion, sensation?
– is there any thought, emotions, sensation that needs to be resisted?

– what’s most unlovable in my field of awareness now? can that too be loved? is it true it cannot be loved? is it true it isn’t already loved? is it true it isn’t love?

– it’s possible to forget what i am, is it true?

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This may sound funny, but it’s good advice. What happens when I resist what is? What happens if I give it all I’ve got? What happens if I take it as far as I can?

Often, there is an underlying belief that getting caught up in resistance will get me something. So as long as I hold back, there will be a part of me wondering if it would work if I only did it more wholeheartedly.

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My tip for today: Resist life as much as you can. Fight this moment. Exhaust yourself in trying to escape what is. And see where it gets you…
– Jeff Foster on Facebook

Sometimes, going against my initial impulse may be just what’s needed. What happens when I allow myself to resist as much as I can?

If I never allow myself to try this, to see for myself what happens, there will always be a nagging doubt. Perhaps resisting really works? Perhaps I just haven’t tried hard enough? Perhaps there is still something for me to see there?

And it’s quite similar with much else.

I take a story as true. Is it really true it isn’t true? What’s my best proof that it’s true?

There is no I. Is that really true? What appears most as an I here and now? How does it appear in each sense field? Where does that sense of an I come from?

Anything can be met with love. Is that true? What appears most unlovable in my experience here now? What appears most unlovable in me? Is it true it cannot be met with kindness?

Everything is love. Is it true? What appears the least as love? What appears the least as love – in myself, my own life, in the world? What’s my proof that it’s not love? Does that proof hold up? In what ways can I find – genuinely – that it is love?

It’s possible to forget what I am. Is it true?

If I don’t go to my strongest proof that it’s not true and do a serious investigation, there will always be a nagging doubt. I feel I am tricking myself, because I am.

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My tip for today: Resist life as much as you can. Fight this moment. Exhaust yourself in trying to escape what is. And see where it gets you…
– Jeff Foster on Facebook

Sometimes, going in the opposite direction of my initial impulse may be just what’s needed. What happens when I allow myself to resist experience as much as I can?

If I never allow myself to try this and see for myself what happens, there will always be a nagging doubt. Perhaps resisting really works? Perhaps I just haven’t tried hard enough? Perhaps there is still something for me to see there?

And it’s quite similar with much else.

This – any – story isn’t true. Is that really true? What’s my best proof that it is true? How does that proof hold up?

There is no I. Are you sure? What appears most as an I here and now? How does it appear in each sense field? Where does that sense of an I come from? Is there really an I there?

Anything can be met with love. Is that true? What appears most unlovable in my experience here now? What appears most unlovable in me? Can I meet that too with kindness and love? How is it to meet it with kindness?

Everything is love. Is it true? What appears the least as love – in myself, the world? What’s my proof that it’s not love? Does that proof hold up? In what ways can I find – genuinely – that it is love?

It’s possible to forget what I am. Is it true? Is it forgotten now? Is it true it – what I am – is not already here? Is it true it’s possible to forget?

If I don’t go to my strongest proof that it’s not true and do a serious investigation, there will always be a nagging doubt. I feel I am tricking myself, and that’s because I am.

There is often a great relief in going to the darkest places and shining a light, and so also here.

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In this case, there may be a nagging doubt. Perhaps resisting really works? Perhaps I just haven’t tried hard enough? Perhaps there is still something for me to see there?

So why not allow myself to resist as much as I can? What happens?

By doing this, I go against my initial impulse because I “know” resistance is futile, but do I really know? Can I know unless I have given resistance my best effort?

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