Here is one of those “open secrets” which I notice through the day, and which any number of practices – and life itself – invites me to notice.
Whenever I allow an experience – independent of its content – it invites in healing and maturing, and also makes it easier to notice what I am.
And whenever I resist experience – independent of its content – it invites in the opposite. Wounding. Immaturity. A deepening sense of I-Other split.
It is really just Life 101, and something we all know somewhere, but also a remarkable practice when it is made more conscious. And it is also something that seems to happen only when all content of experience is allowed, whatever it is, including resistance itself.