Non-resistance, non-judgment, and non-attachment are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living. (Eckhart Tolle)
We stop judging people, situations or events as good or bad. By conditioning the mind not to judge or label, we perceive the totality of what is rather than dwelling on the thought-form. Any consideration of good or bad leads to either attachment (to what is labeled as good) or resistance (toward what is labeled as bad). In truth, reality is far too complex for us to know what is good or bad—and external events are beyond our control anyway.
We refuse to become attached to that which is external and impermanent. We understand that love, lasting happiness, enjoyment and liberation originate internally—and so there is no reason to become attached to anything external.
We accept that whatever is happening this moment is simply what is happening. It cannot be argued with or avoided. Non-resistance recognizes that which is external to us as that which we cannot control—nor would we want to. Everything happening in our life is part of life’s perfect curriculum for us.
We do not know what is good or bad. There are too many variables. There is enormous wisdom and happiness found in the practice of simply accepting what is and doing our best without becoming attached to any particular result. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.