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Letting go of resistance

We are half-way through the current online course. We are reading Head Off Stress. Here's a comment from a participant about the idea of letting go of resistance -

"It's not a matter of letting go but "only" of seeing: seeing that I can't (and don't need to) resist my resistance and realising that I am not that resistance but the space, the openness in which this resistance occurs."

I say Yes! to this. If the 'spiritual life' were a matter of achieving letting go, who would succeed? And what would it mean? I for one would fail. But since (not if) it's a matter of attention to the way things are given, I can see anytime I like that I am empty here for resistance (or surrender) there. Resistance and surrender are the peaks and troughs of waves that continually break on the ever-open, ever-available shore of my nothingness. 

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