Does seeking increase resistance?
My question is about seeking. Seeking seems to create resistance. Seeking-behavior suggests scarcity, orsomething lost or hard to attain. Seeking seems very anti-vortex to me.

"Seek and ye shall find" still holds true. What I'm talking is the subtile desperation people exhibit today. I've seen friends become irrational, self-exalted, or beat-down by the tide of resistance, which brings me to the second part of my question.

How do you tell someone not to seek?
I would tell some people not to seek work, jobs, positions, and relationships, because their seeking behavior is destructive. Suppose their seeking-behavior is doing more harm than good. Maybe there's a simpler way of explaining this.

My appreciation,
I thank everyone here for sharing their knowledge of conquering resistance. It's helped me! May good things come to all of us, and our families in the spirit of cooperation.

asked 12 Jan '13, 17:33

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edited 12 Jan '13, 18:00


Good of you to ask the question and then provide the answer. It IS a very good question thou. Thanks for asking it.

(13 Jan '13, 10:03) Monty Riviera

@AlicianFields- it reminds me of that famous quote pronounced by Pablo Picasso ... "I do not seek,I find" :)

(13 Jan '13, 10:41) blubird two
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seeking does not have to become a resistance if you enjoy the journey.that is what alot of people do not get the journey is more important then the target that you seek. that is why alot of people run after something and once they have it they are not satisfied or do not know what to do with what they have found.well this is a world based on competition so that is why they run after things thinking i need to get it first to succeed but they missed all the journey to get could say that they are on the wide gate with a narrow mind set. when they should be on the narrow gate with a wide mind set.they could have achive better things and enjoy them self on the journey cooperating with people around them.

as for how to stop some people from seeking things that are destructive to them well you cannot they have free will and they are responsible of it.but you have free will also and are responsible of it. the only thing you can do is talk to them open their eyes to what you see and offer them alternative, something else to change their course toward something good.but i would suggest to not manipulate other people onless you have no other choice,and it is for good reason that outweight the responsability that you will take and you better make sure that there is no mistake.

i think that pretty much covers the question.


answered 12 Jan '13, 21:31

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white tiger

i would suggest to not manipulate other people onless you have no other choice..what other choice you would have anyway, but to manipulate them.

If you don't want to manipulate, then leave them be as they are. If you want to get into game of righteousness and I know better - then admit you will always manipulate others in either direct or indirect, subtle or obvious ways.

(15 Jan '13, 02:16) CalonLan

@calonlan i have said that exactely because many people will fall in that temptation to manipulate thinking it will help them because they do not want to help them self or to see what is coming to them.but like i said you take the responsability on your self is it worth it?is the reason good enuff?you better be sure to not make a mistake.sometime people need to fall and learn from their error and get back up. but if you have taken that oportunity to save them from them self are you really

(17 Jan '13, 21:25) white tiger

helping them?so let them make their how choice.if they need to go to hell to learn it is their choice not your choice help them if you can.but do not manipulate them to make them avoid it with out their consent.because you take that responsability on you.and it will not serve them after all.

(17 Jan '13, 21:29) white tiger

Thanks! Everyone is right, but "the journey explanation" seems to resonate.

(26 Feb '13, 03:56) AlicianFields
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No I don't believe so actually because it isn't the seeking but the belief about the scarcity of what is being sought after.

As you pointed out Jesus said, "Seek and you will find." He doesn't say, "Seek and hopefully with some luck you might actually find what you are looking for."

Unfortunately most the world seems to believe the later rather than that of the former. They believe that seeking will probably take a lot of work and some luck, or even a lot of both. Because just the fact that if they have to seek for it it then must be rare and hard to find.

We need to get into the belief of, as soon as we seek we find, "Oh here it is right under my nose! Why didn't I notice it before?"


answered 12 Jan '13, 20:30

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Wade Casaldi


Thanks Wade this resonates well with me , just yesterday was seeking ironically an Abraham Vid called "Once contrast is comical " have in itunes,needs reset, but cant locate on comp or the 3 external harddrives and I caught myself with "why are you doing this , it's not that important " and in that moment of letting go came "Aaah , relief " :-)

(26 Feb '13, 20:43) Starlight

Possibly replace the definition/synonym of seek to mean that you expect "Expect and you shall find".
When you replace with the belief of not finding when you seek, to the expectation that you will find!


answered 14 Jan '13, 02:53

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@ursixx excellent observation and much agreed!

(14 Jan '13, 03:01) Wade Casaldi

@Wade Casaldi : Thanks :D

(14 Jan '13, 03:06) ursixx

There is "truth" in the Picasso quote "I do not seek, I find" as indicated by blubird two ... in other words seeking implies a state of 'not yet found' which attracts a state of 'not yet found' ... it's a self perpetrating resistance ... this brings to light the "genius" of Picasso

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a pure state of being, finding


answered 26 Feb '13, 04:19

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ru bis

edited 26 Feb '13, 04:22


Thanks! Coming from Picasso makes it even more special. "Seeking and not seeking are desperate activities." I'm trying to make a place for solutions.

(26 Feb '13, 05:20) AlicianFields

@ru bis I used to be a truck driver. So I always said "I never get lost, I just find new ways to get there"

(26 Feb '13, 05:35) ursixx

@ursixx - brilliant

(26 Feb '13, 05:46) ru bis

@ru bis I see the resistance in another way, often people do not seek to solve or see problem. often in them self they put some ignore paint on it to not seek to solve it.And that is one of the worst resistance you can find. Because it is sure that eventually you will be face with it,so it will bother you again and again and again,until you solve it. once solved even if you see it again you can say here it is solved next. But since birth how many unsolved puzzle does one carry with him self-

(26 Feb '13, 20:18) white tiger

each day,with out knowing it from is own ignorance because he or she blind him self to not see it. quick example: You can ignore a stop sign while driving because you do not know what it is but eventually you will find out.How right now you wish that you could have seek to find what it is at the place of ignoring it for so long and risk your life and the lives of other and probably right now you see back the number of time you passed that stop sign. Before you crashed in that other car.

(26 Feb '13, 20:27) white tiger

You might find that stop sign example strange or funny right now but it makes you think about all your unsolved puzzle that you seek to ignore that you might not even remember that are there.

(26 Feb '13, 20:33) white tiger

@ursixx , you now have a place on my desktop reminders , this is a great quote and can be interchanged , love it "I never get frustrated , I just find new ways to do it " Thank you precious Gem ♥♥♥

(26 Feb '13, 20:50) Starlight

@white tiger - thanks for your insight, i especially appreciate the video, the guy is unaware of all the signs entering into his consciousness, reminds me of the words of Paul McCartney "the man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud" from the song

(27 Feb '13, 04:35) ru bis
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