Unknown“The shadow side of acceptance, resistance can be both destructive and constructive. Our resistance is destructive when it causes more suffering, when it functions as denial, a refusal to accept “what is.” Refusing to “accept” has the same impact as refusing to hear feedback, which leads to stagnation.

On the other hand, you may find at times that your resistance is incredibly useful, even when it seems to hold you back, because, if you look at it more closely, it contains information you do not have readily available. Resistance can actually be a hidden part of your discernment that, like the friction of a tire against the pavement, moves you forward.” —The Way of Joy

“Renegade-Woo” Vicki Dello Joio, founder of The Way of Joy: A Spiritual Fitness Program, brings together East Coast Attitude and West Coast energy consciousness as a master teacher, transformative speaker and performing artist. Integrating over 40 years of Chi Kung practice with other martial arts as well as her work in Yoga, Feldenkreis, physical fitness and theater, Vicki has developed a dynamic set of tools to transform obstacles into opportunities and enhance creative potential. Book: The Way of Joy, CD: Short Meditations for a Busy Life.