Student: As much as I’d love to attend a seminar on self-growth this Saturday, I’ve already made plans for that day.
Teacher: It’s strange how so many so-called “students of self-advancement” protest when asked to go the extra mile so they might learn what they need to know in order to grow.
Student: How am I resisting?
Teacher: One way of resisting is to say, “I’ve got too much on my plate that day.” Coming up with excuses to avoid picking up some tips on how to radically change your life is as insane as saying, I’m too busy” if someone told you where you could go to pick up some diamonds.
Student: How can I see when I am resisting by coming up with weak excuses?
Teacher: See through your deep resignation; notice how that resigned part of you pretends to have your best interest at heart while actually it has you frantically scrambling through life thinking you have too much to do. This one insight can remove a huge obstacle that blocks an opportunity to have that crucial breakthrough you so yearn to experience.