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Live Longer: Give Up Resistance

What do you resist throughout the day? Traffic? The weather? The thoughts and actions of other people you love? The thoughts and actions of other people you’ve never met? I find myself resisting all of the above on a regular basis. I resist clocks––time should definitely stop passing so quickly! And yet pass it does. At about the same rate every day.

Resistance is exhausting. But its wearying tendency often goes unnoticed, for years. Resisting the inevitable, things over which we have no control whatsoever, is one of the popular forms of stress around. Opportunities for resisting life surround us everyday. It’s two most important attributes, however, are often ignored:

1. Resistance is optional. You have to choose to resist something.

2. Resistance is deadly. The stress of resistance causes high blood pressure and increased free radical production. It compromises gastrointestinal function. It weakens the immune system, and ramps up the inflammatory process that drives every chronic disease known to man.

Whatever we resist, will persist. Make conscious whatever you choose to resist, and choose carefully. Live Long…

NOTE: This post was inspired by a course I recently took called Communication – Access to Power, through Landmark Worldwide.

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