Thought of day: you cannot become free of anything by fighting it

by Marija
Woman walking into the sunset

My thought of the day: you cannot become free of anything by fighting it. 

There are so many stories and legends that teach us that if we want to become better people, we need to battle the demons inside of us; that that is our own sacred war.

But what if fighting our own inner demons is actually making them stronger? Is fighting oneself then really the answer?

The paradox of life is that you cannot become free of anything by fighting it. When you resist something you automatically become shackled to it because you are unconsciously enhancing it. What we need to do is simply be aware of our own imperfections, accept them AND focus on the good in us.

To live life to the fullest, you must stand guard at the gate of your garden and let only the very best information enter. You truly cannot afford the luxury of a negative thought—not even one. The most joyful, dynamic and contented people of this world are no different from you or me in terms of their makeup. We are all flesh and bones. We all come from the same universal source.

However, the ones who do more than just exist, the ones who fan the flames of their human potential and truly savor the magical dance of life do different things than those whose lives are ordinary. Foremost amongst the things that they do is adopt a positive paradigm about their world and all that is in it. ― Robin S. SharmaDaily Inspiration From The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

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Nevena Balažević August 19, 2018 - 10:29 AM

Another topic came to my mind when I read this- letting things go. I believe letting things go and accepting them, as you wrote, are two sides of one coin.
As a milleniall struggling in her twenties in the Balkans these topics are often on my mind. I had a perfect vision of my future a few years back. Not so long ago I realised things aren’t going as I planned and I thought my whole world crumbled. Then I decided to let some things go. It’s really hard, but one just have to accept good things will happen if you give yourself a break every now an then.

P.S. I love your blog! 🙂


marier001 August 30, 2018 - 8:43 PM

I love it, Nevena! And I agree 100%. I’ve realized too (through way too many failures) that the more we are trying to control the outcomes, the more we get hit on the head. We can never really control anything, and the only thing we CAN and ARE ALLOWED to control is our relationship/response to the things that happen to us. And I swear by this 🙂
I’ve been in your shoes so many times – I too dreamed of things I wished would work out – only they didn’t. I also thought my life would fall apart at the sims at those moments, but really, looking at those events from this perspective now, I know that everything happens to us for a reason – to make us grow. And it’s never about how many times we fail, but how many times we get up 🙂
So, THANK YOU for your lovely and insightful comment! I really enjoyed reading it and getting to know YOU through it 🙂


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