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You can’t have art without resistance in the materials.

— William Morris  <link>

The present moment, the now, is gift. You can choose to receive it or resist it. Receiving is being; resistance is pride.

— Brother Joseph  <link>

All human nature vigorously resists grace because grace changes us and the change is painful.

— Flannery O’Connor  <link>

Any Denial of the Now

Where is life? Here, now. Life cannot exist separately from here and now. So any denial of the now, resistance to the now, running away from the now, mentally always trying to get to the next moment because fulfillment is there somewhere, and you miss this life. And then you reach the age of eighty-five still looking for something, and you missed the Beloved, the divine that is here in every moment.

— Eckhart Tolle, Through the Open Door  <link>

The Illusion of Me

You align yourself with the form [of the moment]. Don’t fight the form. The moment you fight the form, the form of me gets strengthened in yourself. The me that is based on my thought forms gets stronger through the struggle, the reaction, the reactivity of what is. Ultimately, the illusion of me gets strengthen by fighting what is.

— Eckhart Tolle, Through the Open Door  <link>

This moment—there is only one moment—appears in different forms. …

There is an inevitability to whatever form this moment takes. And so if you do not resist the form that this moment takes, internally, you are no longer trapped or imprisoned by the form that this moment takes.

— Eckhart Tolle, Through the Open Door  <link>