No Resistance by Peter Marinelli
A Buddhist Monk once told me: “All I have learned in the twenty years that I have been a monk I can sum up in one sentence: Al that arises passes away. Tis I know.”
What he meant, of course was this:
I have learned to offer no resistance to what is; I have learned to allow the present moment to be and to accept the impermanent nature of all things and conditions. Thus I have found peace.
To offer no resistance to life is to be in a state of grace, ease and lightness. This state is then no longer dependent upon things being in a certain way, good or bad.
It seems almost paradoxical, yet when your inner dependency on form is gone, the general conditions of your life, the outer forms, tend to improve realty.
Things, people, or conditions that you thought you needed for your happiness now come to you with no struggle or effort on your part and you are free to enjoy and appreciate tem-while they last.
All those things will pass away, cycles will come and go, but with dependency gone, there is no fear of loss anymore.
Life flows with ease.
Chop wood, carry water