Spiritual teacher Abraham Hicks speaks of choosing the path of least resistance in our every day lives. She expresses that if I continue to take the path of least resistance, the one that feels the best to me…then it all adds up to the most joyful journey possible.
When I was in active addiction, I only knew how to take substances that would lessen my resistance. I was a walking ball of static,tension and worry. There was no harmony until I put the substance in my physical system. This calmed the mind and allowed some satisfaction.
But then…it stopped working. The drugs the booze became a nightmare. The levels of darkness that I reached I shall not revisit today.
Today I am learning HOW to choose the path of least resistance without the chemicals. To make the decisions based on what feels best in my heart.
NOT what will please others. But what will add some positive momentum to my day. If it means not going to a family gathering then that’s just fine. If it means laying on the couch, taking a walk or not using my cell phone (the hell phone) for a bit then that is what shall be for me.
If I happen to piss someone off…oh well. It’s not my intention. But as my friend Bootsie often states “It’s always better to give a resentment than to get one.” Ha ha!!
But what I am finding more and more, that when I am listening to my true self and choosing this path, nobody is upset about it. I actually become more inspired sometimes to play with the others and do nice things for people. I am happier and wish to share it.
I am learning to listen to myself – the one that is kind- my spirit.