I see a cycle in my life these days, and it goes from resistance, to meeting, to rest.
(a) Wounds surface. There is resistance to what’s here. Complaints. Trying to push away. Distractions. Tantrum.
(b) It shifts into resting as what’s here. Meeting it. Feeling it. Perhaps seeing through it. Inquiry. It can also take the form of giving it all over to the divine. Or any other way of meeting, feeling, finding love for what’s here.
(c) This shifts into rest. Peace. A period of quiet.
And then it repeats.
It has a natural rhythm. It’s so easy to “forget” this cycle when I am in (a). And being a nine on the enneagram, it’s also easy for me to see (c) as some sort of “goal” or end point, and resist (a) when it comes up again.