” Resistance” is a word used in psychology to explain paradoxical or opposing behaviors. It’s when we reject what we want most, or avoid doing things that will bring us closer to what we really, deeply desire. There are a whole host of the reasons that this happens, and age-old souls fall victim to them more than anybody else.
Old souls are sensitive, hyper self-aware, intuitive and, well, experienced. They’ve been through a lot, and that’s what’s made them who they are. It also makes them skeptical of their ego, situation to discovery convenience in how they suffer, drawn to things that need “fixing,” and of course, simply prone to overthinking. These things all lead to themexperiencing a lot ofresistance when they start to get what they crave from life.
1. They’re waiting for the catch . strong>
Old souls aren’t used to merely getting what the hell is crave. They are used to the struggle, to the longing, to the wanting that’s what’s made them such grown-up people. So when the season of “having” eventually comes along, there is an opportunity resistant to it merely because they aren’t used to it.
2. They think:” Who am I to deserve all of this ?” strong>
Old souls are remarkable in that they are above a lot of ego bullshit. In reality, doing anything from the ego feelings distinctly uncomfortable to them, and so they’ll defy too much success before they realize that their mindset was the only thing holding them back. Who they to deserve it all?
3. They are attached to their problems . strong>
This sounds harsh, but is actually very common: people become addicted to the very things they say they want to “get over” for a multitude of reasons( that’s why they can’t merely “get over” them ). It dedicates them a sense of purpose, identity, inspiration … you name it. If you’re too attached to the problem, you’re never going to find the solution.
4. They’re natural born healers, and their focus naturally gravitates toward what needs to be fixed next . strong>
Old souls are restless when it comes to self-development, and will always be focused on the” next thing .” Getting what the hell is “want” isn’t even really the objective for them, it’s about who they become in the process.
5. They try to hold themselves back to keep themselves safe . strong>
The biggest obstacle in an age-old soul’s route in themselves. They are distinctly more sensitive and emotional than other people typically are, and will therefore going to see greater durations to shield themselves from potential criticism or sorenes( even if that signifies sacrificing their nightmares in the process ).
6. Sometimes, success doesn’t come the route they think it will . strong>
Old souls know, at this phase, that the point is not what you get, it’s what you devote, and that life is a development processes and growing , not chasing a aim and then deciding. While this mindset is great, it also leaves them susceptible to not being able to enjoy “peoples lives” as much.
7. They overthink it . strong>
They fear that they’ll lose whatever it is they adoration( the job, the relationship) and keep themselves in an anxious country of limbo so they don’t get caught of guard. They see all the way that it won’t be as good as they think, or why they’re failing and don’t realize. Old souls have active imaginations, and they flare up negatively now and again.
8. They’re not comfy with happiness . strong>
People don’t chase happiness, they chase convenience. People don’t even know the difference, that’s why they stay in relationships that are bad for them, or get everything they’ve ever daydream of and then still seem miserable. Whatever you are comfy with becomes your destiny.
9. They crave the sentiments of “overcoming” something.
As Joe Rogan tells, our natural disposition is to want conflict, solving and growing … not static happiness. We crave and lust for the sentiments of “overcoming” something , not for actually having it.