Whenever we propose to carry out a special action, whether it be annihilating an ego, controlling sexual energy, doing a special work, or executing a definite program, we must observe and calculate the force of resistance, because by nature the world and its mechanicity tends to provoke resistance and such resistance is doubled.
The more gigantic the enterprise, the greater the resistance will be. If we learn to calculate the resistance, we will also be able to develop the enterprise with success. This is where the capacity of the genius, of the enlightened one, is.
During my daily exercises i feel the resistance of the ego. I feel it before each practice and during day, when i m trying to observe myself. The resistance is the strongest (for some reason) when i want to do the concentration exercises. The mind goes nuts in those instances.
My question is, what does it mean to "calculate the resistance" in practical terms?
Peace to all beings!