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The Best Way To Break Through Resistance

What’s happening now?

Okay so you have a new project to complete. Maybe it’s a new marketing campaign, a new video series or a program to get your health back on track. It doesn’t matter what the project is, but rather what’s happening now. You start getting those familiar doubts, misgivings, anxieties that are showing up to block your way.

 

Years ago when I first flew out to Oregon to begin a new chapter of my life, I knew I would have to drive in a bigger city and find my way around new surroundings, Perhaps this “project” isn’t daunting for you, however it was almost insurmountable for me. Yes I drove, but not in large cities by myself. My internal sense of direction sent me in the opposite direction and interstate highways were not my cup of tea. Now if there was someone else in the car, I could do it because my support system was in place.

I knew one person in Oregon whom I stayed with when I first flew out. She was unable to drive with me when I went on job interviews and looked for housing.

Having a positive nature with a pretty good attitude, I resolved to summon the courage within me to, as I used to say, “break down barriers”. I knew if I didn’t drive alone in the city, then I probably never would and that outcome would be unacceptable. I began to prepare myself for the project.

Pouring over the local maps, I practically memorized them. This was way before GPS and the internet as we know it today. I rented a car which in itself was monumental and set out. Did I get lost.? Yes! More than once. Did I panic? Most definitely, but only for a moment, because I knew I had to do something quickly and I had to be on time for my interview. Fortunately, there were always gas stations available.  And I found the friendliest people in Portland, OR;  people who didn’t hesitate to help. This made a huge difference for me as I knew I was in the right place.

Going deeper.

Breaking Through Resistance

Let’s go deeper to find out what I referred to as “breaking down barriers”. These inner barriers are negative thoughts from our minds which want us to remain in our comfort zone and stay safe.

The best way to break through resistance is to see these negative thoughts as what they are – an illusion – they are not real. This doesn’t mean you won’t feel their dreaded trappings when you first begin to be bold. With practice and perseverance you will see them as they truly are – illusionary. And when you “break through the inner barrier” they disappear.

And as in every spiritual truth when one vanishes, another appears in its place. When resistance is no more, you’ll discover renewed energy, a support system, and everything you require to complete your project. Or said another way, you’ll be in the flow.

And yes, I do drive in the city now and sometimes still get lost. I consider it my opportunity to meet new people and see new places.

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8 Responses to “The Best Way To Break Through Resistance”

  1. I think one the keys is pushing through the discomfort. If we can’t do it on our own, we need to find support to do so and that can be in the form of motivation and encouragement from other people. Once we push through, we often wonder why we thought it was so bad in the first place!

    Thanks for sharing your story Sandi.

  2. Coach Mi you are exactly right. Motivation and encouragement from others is huge. That’s why it’s so important to have a support system in place. Thanks for your insight.

  3. Hi Sandi,

    This is so true – I am constantly reminding myself to step out of my “place of comfort” and explore new opportunities.

    It doesn’t always happen, but I’m working on it!

    A new endeavor might be just the thing we need to perk up our mindset!

    ~Christine

  4. Hi Christine,

    I appreciate your comments. And you might be interested in a telecall I’m doing shortly – 3 pathways to activate our mindset.

    Thanks, Sandi

    And I like your site too.

  5. Sandi,

    very well written piece.

    My favorite part: “When resistance is no more, you’ll discover renewed energy, a support system, and everything you require to complete your project. Or said another way, you’ll be in the flow.”

    I agree.

    Kind regards, Digger.

  6. Digger thank you. I appreciate your kind comments.

  7. Dear Sandy, we are facebook friends and just discovered your website here, love it and how you have described out inner wellness our garden internally.

    gardens and nature are healing, it is good how I found your site today, as I am applying for a job as a youth counsellor part time that is based on the therapy within nature and young people participate in a working farm and supports are in place to assist in healing….

    you have inspired me Sandy…and like your article about resistance and illusions

    well timed Sandy, as I am in the process of re launching my business Connecting Cultures, the website is not live at present…

    have a wonderful day Sandy sounds like you live in a beautiful part of the world…light and love

  8. Jenny, thank you so much for your kind comments and so glad that you like my site and that post inspired you.

    Please do let me know when your site is up and we can connect. I would be honored if you chose to subscribe to my blog and I would be happy to subscribe to yours .

    Best on getting the job you’re applying for.

    Where in Australia do you live? I have another Facebook friend from your country.
    You have a beautiful day too, Jenny. And yes Portland is a lovely green city.

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