Daily Meds XV: Eliminate Resistance with One Word

Daily Meditations, or Daily Meds, are a collection of quick-hitting thoughts meant to help you focus your own personal meditative practice each morning. Read the Daily Med, but don’t dwell on it too long. Take the feeling into a fifteen minute meditation and see how your outlook slowly improves each day.

Say yes to life, and say it with optimism. This is the only mantra that works over the course of a lifetime, in all situations and moods, because it instantly neutralizes resistance. Visualizations, manifestation, and positive self-talk are all incredibly necessary for re-teaching your mind to choose high-vibrations, but even the best and most clever phrases will not hold up over thousands of repetitions if the emotions behind it is lacking. The word “yes” will never tire or fade because it is not a breakthrough at all, just a mindset that dictates how every other interaction unfolds. The positive emotion comes packaged neatly within the word itself: you cannot go with the flow of life and feel resistance simultaneously.

When you approach life from a place of acceptance, the mind doesn’t need to calculate or consider all of the angles, or ruminate endlessly about meaning or purpose. “Yes” simplifies your existence to a constant willingness to fulfill the universe’s directives instead of your own. Say it a thousand times a day if you must; say it when you feel bored, or nervous, or excited; say it anytime you sense your mind starting to pick up the pace or the walls closing in. Say it over and over and over until it is the only word your head even knows. Instead of humming an annoying song in your head, hum the tune but use the word “yes” as the lyrics. Let the word, and more importantly the feeling that it implies, dominate your consciousness for an entire day if you can.

I realize how silly it sounds, but that is because you have only known a life of “no.” You have always looked for reasons to contract rather than expand, and it has driven you to the brink of madness. How much more madness do you require before accepting your destiny as a life lived with “yes”?

*If you’re just getting started on your spiritual journey, or want to better understand some of the terminology we use in Daily Meds, consider picking up The Integrity Method, the backbone of the IFL Club and all of its content.