Life can sometimes present us with lots of different challenges, they are of course, all there to help us grow and become deeper and better people because of them.
But I believe that it is our resistance to, what is, to the unfolding of life, the universe and everything, to the day-to-day stuff that happens in our life, it is that friction which ultimately wears us down.
I donâ€™t mean always being an easy pushover on every occasion, because indeed, sometimes Life wants us to rise to the challenge, speak up, act and react, out of pure righteous indignation.
But often it is the less important elements of life that we get caught up with, the daily stresses that gently grinds us down until we fall to pieces.
It is these daily recurrent events, stresses, feelings and thoughts that Iâ€™m suggesting we stop and let go of.
I believe, not based on too much fuzzy new-age science, but from watching myself, that it is our resistance to life, the everyday resistance, our feelings of dislike, being upset about whatever it may be that actually ages us, both emotionally and physically.
So if and when you notice yourself becoming tense, or feeling even the slightest bit cross, let it go! Stop resisting, just relax, and allow whatever is, to be.
What does that mean?
It means that when you notice yourself resisting life, before you even make yourself ill, stressed or upset, just let it go.
Learn to recognise that your default mode is one of tranquillity and warm quiet inner stillness and peace.
Everything that moves your attention away from that sense of calm is a distraction; it is a form of mild idolatry.
Your task then is to focus your attention on that river of peace that runs through your veins.