Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Crossing the Chasm

Conventional wisdom says it is better to keep moving forward, one step at a time.  Don't give up any ground, don't lose that forward momentum. 

Especially when you are encountering the resistance

But now we know what the resistance really is.  Paradoxically, as we are plodding ahead one step at a time, our unwillingness to give up any ground actually feeds the resistance. 

The resistance hides in holding onto a ground.

So take two steps back. 

Be willing to be vulnerable, to expose your flaws.  Relax the tight grip on whatever it is that you are holding onto.

By letting go of your ground, the resistance has nothing to stand on.  You've opened up a shift in space

Now you can trust in the practice, step forward, and have the momentum to leap over the chasm. 

Welcome to the other side. 

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