I've always thought it's a funny human trait that we resist the things that are good for us. Usually when we take up a new hobby we're very dedicated and love it. Then slowly we start to lose interest and before we know it we're back to our old ways. Like going to the gym in the new year, we start with gusto and then by February we've slowly started to lose interest (well in my case anyway). I've been meditating every day for the past few months and I notice such a difference in how I react to the world around me, how I feel inside and my general mood. Its not that life gets easier so to speak but that I change my response when I'm feeling more in tune and relaxed.
Then yesterday I skipped my meditation, I kept putting it off as life was busy happening and I had so much to do and then it was bedtime and I was far too tired to meditate. The excuses were coming on thick and fast...
Maybe I sound like a crazy lady as I write this but it does seem my mind battles my spirit sometimes. How do you deal with it when you notice you are resisting something?
For me, it depends on how I'm feeling to be honest but the best way to deal with resistance for me is to stare it in the face, look at why I'm resisting and then change the pattern. Today it would be so easy for me to miss my meditation again but I've made a promise to myself that I'll do it when my little girl is asleep, even though right now I really don't want to do it? Despite knowing that its good for me and has all these benefits.
I'll let you know how I get on, wish me luck!