How does resistance affect well-being?

It is helpful to realize that virtually all discomfort is related to resistance; and such resistance is something we are actively doing, usually unconsciously. Delving more deeply, it can be discovered that the prolonging of all disempowering states (such as depression, hopelessness, fear, jealousy, lust, etc.) arises out of a single belief: that one’s highest well being and deepest sense of fulfillment lies outside of oneself.