In this Satsang excerpt, Vishrant talks about how to stay open in disagreements and how the people closest to us can assist in raising our consciousness.
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Video transcript –
How did you learn to stay open under fire?
I was fortunate enough to be involved in relationships that were very fiery. Because I seem to have always been attracted to women who I don’t get along with. Maybe that’s my fault, I don’t know.
But what it did do, was it gave me a great deal of opportunity to practice acceptance. And if we practice something enough we get good at it. If all we do when we’re in disagreement is go into resistance. Well, that’s all we’ll ever be good at.
But in the middle of the disagreement can we just let go?
Can we be a nothing again?
Can we accept whatever is happening without resistance?
And the answer is usually no.
And the reason for that is because it goes against the survival mechanism of the mind. There’s no programme in us that’s programmed for surrender. It’s against survival. There’s no real programme again, for acceptance. We’re programmed to resist until the day we die.
But because we’re intelligent we can learn to accept we can learn to surrender we can learn to be open and we can learn to be free. But that’s up to you.
What do you practice?
Because whatever your practice is, that’s what you will be good at. The only way to change the way the mind works is to practice something different to what has been doing before for long enough until it changes.
I am very grateful to all my partners for teaching me acceptance.