What You Resist, Persists

I opened up one of my favorite books again, Conversations with Godjust to refresh my mind on its contents and do some light reading. I came across some words that really resonated with me:

What you resist persists. That is because, by your continued attention to it in a negative way, you continue to place it there. You cannot resist something that is not there. When you resist something, you place it there. By focusing angry or frustrated energy on it, you actually give it more life.

This is why all great masters have urged us to “resist not evil.” Do not fight that which is opposite to your stated desire or your preferred outcome. Rather, relax into it.

Modification is creation. Resistance is the end of creation. It firmly holds the previous creation in place.