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InnerSelf's Daily Inspiration

August 23, 2023

The focus for today is:

I drop my judgments so I can get past my resistance.

Today's inspiration was written by Beth Bell:

I didn’t truly understand the phrase “never say never” until I started recognizing I was contradicting so many of my own “nevers.” This seemed, in many ways, to be a conflict of interest within myself. Why would I state such a strong word as “never” and then go and do it? What’s the point?  

When I began to take a deeper look at this dilemma, I realized that I was saying never to something because there was resistance within myself — a judgment towards an idea.

I see this now as the way that many people are resisting the opportunity to awaken out of their suffering. In some cases, the same thing they resist is something that they really want. It’s only the judgment around it that stops someone. It’s time to get around the chaos of the mind and go past the resistance.

Today's inspiration was adapted from the article:
     Explore Your Resistance to Life’s Opportunities 
     Written by Beth Bell.
Read the complete article here.

This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of, wishing you a day of dropping your judgments of yourself and others (today and every day)

Comment from Marie:
There's a saying: "What we resist, persists". In other words, those things we judge, will keep coming back in our life until we let go of the judgment and are willing to see them as simply another way of being.

Our focus for today: 

I drop my judgments so I can get past my resistance.

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photo of Beth BellBeth Bell spent 15-plus years in strategic brand management in the pharmaceutical industry and developed inspirational products, including a silver jewelry line for both eCommerce and a retail shop in Bali. She currently produces and hosts the Psychedelic Sages podcast and is an advisor to psychedelic pharmaceutical companies.

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