I’ve been a Star Trek fan since the 1960’s. Seven of Nine was a character that was a Borg drone. The Borg were part human and part machine. They assimilated any race they conquered and in the process made them part machine. Seven said to the captain when he was captured, “Resistance is futile.”
The Borg are much like our mind. Our filter system (our beliefs, agreements assumptions and attitudes) takes over our mind and in the process our life. It makes our choices. Resistance is futile unless we decide to retrain our mind and change our filter system.
Seven of Nine grudgingly and at times with great resistance let go of her filter system and became a loving, if very logical human.
Resistance, shame, surrender followed by magic
When I was 15 or 16 my dad shot a gun off next to my head. The next day I could barely hear and my ears began ringing, endlessly ringing. For some reason I felt ashamed and carried that on into my adulthood.
For years my partner Bea has been bugging me about getting hearing aids. I was totally against it until about a month ago. To say I had a resistance to getting hearing aids would be an understatement.
But resistance is futile and I finally got hearing aids. I came home with them on and was amazed. It was raining when I got home and I could hear the raindrops for the first time in almost 60 years. Bea said the look on my face was priceless.
I love listening to the birds, the wind, the rain drops and my animals as the respond to my touch. I still resist ‘putting on my ears’ as Bea calls it but I’m getting more used to them and it is nice hearing the world around me again after all those years.
Is there anything you have resistance to changing in your life or is there something you would like to consciously create?
It helps me to remember Resistance is futile. The second part of that Borg saying is, “You will be assimilated.” Life will change, you will change. The real question is how much you will resist making that change happen and if that change will be one you enjoy.
With love, light, laughter and the joy of sound,