How many of you know that, on any given day, you will be standing before a wall? Every single day, to one degree or another, a person runs into something like this: “God, I don’t want that,” “I wish I wasn’t feeling this way,” “Why are they doing those things?” “Oh my God, I’ve put on 5 pounds,” “Oh no, look at the economy”… any one of a thousand different ways in which, in any given moment, there you are blindly walking through life, and suddenly you’re standing before a wall. And what is the actual wall you’re in front of? The wall is always one thing: “What I don’t want.” This means that the walls we continue to run into are a creation of our own resistance to what life brings.
There is something in this consciousness that goes before you, not to make the crooked places straight, but to build walls. And the reason it builds walls isn’t for you. It builds walls so that you can stand in front of them, and by hating the wall, strengthen the unconscious nature that’s producing it so that your energy doesn’t ascend; it descends. Your energy isn’t released; it’s put into bondage.