“NONRESISTANCE, NONJUDGMENT, AND NONATTACHMENT ARE THE THREE ASPECTS OF TRUE FREEDOM AND ENLIGHTENED LIVING.”
– New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose, by Eckhart Tolle
In the animation Goo doesn’t resist visiting facebook but you can see that he does for a few seconds resist it. If he was nonresistant, breathing into the stress of the moment instead of being pulled toward a meaningless interuption, he could have avoided the Facebook distraction all together and “Begin Protocol” to avoid the meteors crashing into his space station.
Non-resistance is an anxiety remover. It’s the antidote for anxious living. It’s about being more relaxed so you can be less anxious and more clear on what it is you really need to be doing. My wife just dropped off groceries before leaving to get the girls from school. I resisted putting them away and as I resisted my head started to race and I started to tense up, after all I had this blog to post! Once I narrowed in the non-resistance and nowness of the moment I became more focused and the anxiety dropped a little.
Goo judges Schmey for smoking and eating twinkies. Goo’s judgments around Schmey’s decisions pulls Goo away from what he needs to be focus on.
Toward the end of the video Goo and Schmey are “attached” to the idea of going home.
When I get attached to how I think something should turnout and then the metaphorical meteor smashes my desires into pieces I get super bummed. Like when one of my daughters has to stay home from school for some reason and this means I have to be with her rather than work, I get bummed since I’m attached to what I think the day should look like. But if I can release that expectation and become unattached to what needs to happen that day then I can relax into and be in the moment. My daughter will move out some day so here’s my opportunity to enjoy the present moment, be her papa and lover her back to heath!
Although Goo and Schmey aren’t going home as originally planned the story ends here where we see them staying on purpose and doing the work that needs to be done.