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In this episode Joel and Antonia talk about the principle of “what we resist persists” and how to stop resisting those things in our lives that can help us change for the better.

In this podcast you’ll find:

  • You may know someone – a friend or a family member who resists positive concepts or actions that can greatly benefit them.
  • They may be very resistant to the idea that there are lifestyle changes that might result in a positive impact to their overall health. The question is, why is the case?
  • What you resist not only persists, but will grow in size.
  • The reason why we resist is mostly because of an awareness issue. We choose not to see the piece because by looking at the piece and not acting upon it seem senseless.
  • When we resist something, most of the time, we don’t resist the actual “action” but rather the subject or conversation that we think we don’t have the resources to handle.
  • The resistance itself adds more injury to the current situation like cancer cells that metastasizes to the other tissues and organs of the body.
  • When you don’t address the problem, it grows.
  • It’s a matter of identifying what you’re actually avoiding, what’s your cognitive dissonance? What are you avoiding that’s growing? A lot of times the external world will tell you what the conflict is.
  • Look at your external markers, where in your life are you experiencing pain?
  • There a fine correlation between what you’re insecure about and what you’re resisting.
  • If we see the insecurities we have, we are also able to identify the issues that we have deep inside our heart and minds.
  • In order to prevent these inner issues from growing and become the thing that takes you out early, you have to concede and surrender to it.
  • Accept the possibility of worst case scenarios. (The worst case scenario is usually not that bad than that we have in mind). You will feel doing this will let you take charge with your life and help you give the best you can.
  • Are you resisting things in your life? Have you come through some big scale-up moments where you didn’t resist anymore? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Wulfex

    Hey Joel and Antonia,

    It’s funny the timing of these podcast. The topics that come up seem to come up when I’m going through some of it myself.

    Over the past… 6 years, I’ve dealt with depression. From high school, to college and now in my career. In college, it had gotten to a point where I was finding rooms just to go and cry for an hour or two. Eventually, I had decided to do something about it, so I had decided to talk to my “Student Adviser”. My words fell on deaf ears, no one offered to help me so I just assumed that I was unable to be helped, I’m not in a bad enough place to be helped or that I was unworthy. So I gave up.

    Now, I’m having schizophrenic episodes now, I have a hard time figuring out what reality is or if there even is one. My best friend, whom unfortunately lives in another state, kept telling me I need help. I started believing that suicide was a viable option and people were just telling me it was wrong to keep me from something better.

    I tried looking for help, again, and found nothing. I don’t know where to start, there’s no information anywhere about how to get help, so again I fell into the believe that I was unable to be helped.

    Interestingly enough, a recent Slipknot concert I went to made me realize a lot of things. 1) there are hundreds of people around the world who feel the things I do and relate it to music. 2) Everyone has some darkness. I’ve been embracing the darkness, the suicidal thoughts, the hate for humanity, etc. and I’ve found I feel better. Like it’s turned into a sort of motivation for me. Anyway, I’m still looking for help. I feel like this is related because I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not the only person in a similar situation who is “broken”. Rather than pretending I’m okay, I’ve been accepting that I’m not 100% healthy and that’s okay.

    Hopefully, I find some help soon. I just wish health insurance was easier to deal with in this country.

    • Charis Branson

      Wulfex – I sent you an email.

  • Mark Villalpando

    I wonder if your friend was badgered about it to the point of anger. From a parent or someone close and basically saying I’m not gonna be there again thinking of you as being condescending and they feel you cannot tell then because they solved the problem themselves with the surgery maybe they just worried about the weight.

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