In the mornings, I wake up and so often I don’t feel like doing the things. Hence, the coffee or other caffeinated beverage. I don’t feel like working out, putting makeup on, getting dressed – so many things.
Recently, I’ve realized something about this mood I find myself in pretty frequently. It is resistance.
Resistance to the person I am becoming.
Our minds like things to stay the same. We are conditioned for homeostasis. Yet, our souls long for more. We desire change.
But changing is hard.
My mind’s desire for homeostasis creates the “mood” of resistance. I just don’t feel like it. I don’t want to….
These are resistance to what I truly want.
I want to be slim and trim, fit and healthy. I want to write and edit and proof. I want to love my children. I want a clean house. I want the day to start off right. This is who I am. This is the jewel inside the crust of resistance.
First, I must recognize the mood of resistance. Then, I must dis-identify with it. It is not me, but a function of my conditioning to want sameness. This is the process of overcoming resistance.
Easier said then done.