Resistance made me stronger…

Posted on 25. Nov, 2011 by in Life Coaching

Strong headwinds slowed me down but somehow the resistance made me stronger. It’s November 25th in the northern hemisphere where typical temperatures are five degrees Celsius, but today there’s a balmy gulf wind that has doubled that temperature. The headwinds that I ran into today, sent me an important message about this year and possibly those to come and those gone by. A year that was unpredictable and unyielding.

It doesn’t matter where you come from, who you are, what you have and what you don’t have – life will bring you some powerful lessons that are designed for you. At times, you (and I) might feel like we’re caught up in some type of storm, being tossed around and looking for shelter.  I might find myself meeting the resistance over and over and retreating in doubt, confusion, and fatigue. In these moments, the resistance has not won (although there is a temptation to believe this), it has only requested more from me – more than I knew I had.

If you and I can only remember this, we will move forward with the determination, stamina, and grace that it has taught us. Today as I ran against this strong headwind I felt its’ firmness as if it was allowing me to experience my own capacity for strength and resilience. It was an embodied experience, one that taught me about recognition, being receptive, and noticing my movement in its’ power.

Far too often, I’m not receptive, I resist the resistance. I’m not suggesting to give in; rather, to recognize the value of what is and to experience the strength of that experience. It’s a building of our own inner will, freedom, and capacity.  Going forward into the headwinds today, I did slow down; and yet, I still felt strong and steady. As we transition to the last month of our calendar year and look forward to 2012, I wonder how you experienced resistance and what strength and steady pace you will bring to your life in the new year?


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2 Responses to “Resistance made me stronger…”

  1. Darlene

    25. Nov, 2011

    This is such a powerful and inspiring post. Thank you.

  2. Laurie-Ann

    27. Nov, 2011

    one big 🙂

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