In traditional psychology, practitioners often see “resistance” in clients. Resistance, from the standpoint of the Principles, is really hopelessness. People lose hope that they have innate mental well-being, that they always have access to their own wisdom, that they are born with the gift of creating their own reality, and that peace of mind is always within them, even though they can obscure it indefinitely with personal thinking. As we get trapped in our intellect, which only knows the past, we are living in the prison of our own thoughts. Rediscovering hope is seeing that it is one thought away, and we hold the key to the presence, peace of mind and trust in wisdom that sets us free.