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  • Alyssa Abrahamson

Are you resisting or listening?

Have you heard the saying, “What you resist, persists”?

The phrase has been accredited to the renowned Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung and basically, what he meant by that is, the more you resist something, the more you bring it to you.

And that applies to our body’s messages. Even if we attempt to continually suppress our feelings and ignore or resist what our body is trying to tell us, it won’t work.

What is resistance? The struggle that occurs when we think our moment to moment experience should be something different than what it is.

When we resist pain -- whether it’s physical or emotional, we compound it, making it worse.

What we resist persists.

Suffering = Pain x Resistance

Think about that.

Suffering = Pain x Resistance

Where in your life are you resisting? Resisting pain?

We suffer to the extent that we resist.

I encourage you to approach, befriend, and accompany yourself through the experience of something painful.

Ask yourself: is my resistance actually causing more pain?

When we meet the pain we can help transform it.

The door of our heart opens when we tend to ourselves with self-compassion.

If you are resisting and feeling disconnected from your needs, yourself, and your body, tomorrow’s podcast episode of Positively Anti-Inflammatory is definitely for you.

In tomorrow’s podcast episode 9, “The Importance of Listening to Your Body (What That Means and How To Do It!),” I discuss the importance of listening to your body, what that even means, why it matters, and how to do it.

I share my personal experience and recommend 3 techniques for how you become more in tune with your body. Your body holds wisdom that it is constantly communicating. Do you listen? Tune in to find out more.

Listen and subscribe wherever you find podcasts including Apple Podcastsand Spotify.

Love, Your Wellness Coach,


P.S. Curious to learn some captivating facts about me? Check out my brand new "About Alyssa"!

February 23, 2021



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