“Fear is a Bully. And like all bullies, is a coward. Stand up to it and it backs down, and suggests you become friends.” – Albert Pellissier
The idea of “Resistance” came from a book I read while on Christmas vacation a year ago, “The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield. As I was reading it, I knew my life was about to change. Some things resonate so truthfully that if you ignore them you must take full responsibility for your cowardice, accept your impending failure, and say to yourself, “You just ain’t got it kid”. Once the enemy had a name – Resistance, I had to admit that for my entire life up to that point I had always given in to it.
So what is Resistance? It takes so many forms that almost everything is resistance. It’s anything that stops us from doing what we know we should be doing with our lives, things that elevate us, the pursuit of our calling and purpose. It’s the artist that doesn’t paint, the writer that doesn’t write, … Read More »
Reports from the Front:
This is a small sampling from the resistance fighters (that read this blog) overcoming their resistance.
“Headed to my first silent meditation retreat this weekend! I love to talk so I was resistant… But I’m anticipating great things and I know learning to get quiet and listen to my still, small voice will further reduce resistance to things that are truly meant for me!”- Katherine A.
“This simple working meditation has allowed me to slow down and gain vast insight. I’ve had so many aha moments, this week!” – Anna M.
“Resistance 4- baby awoke, and could have woken the rest of the house at 6:45am. I should wake up the wife to take care of him, resistance said, let her do it, you don’t have to. I had just started to put away the dishes – it would … Read More »
“If someone told you that your natural state is one of radiant happiness and joy, and I’m telling you now, and you don’t feel it at the moment, then what’s going on? It’s not that it’s not there, it’s just being blocked by something. But What? It’s our carefully crafted self image and it’s being meticulously managed by our own ego. The ego is a cocky little thing, a mere drop of water that thinks it’s the ocean. Don’t be mad at it for holding you back, thank it for all it’s years of service protecting you. But now inform it politely but firmly that it’s time to step aside and take a back seat, that you’re in charge and you’ve decided to become your larger authentic self. When it steps out of the way, and you release yourself from … Read More »
“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams, because every second of the search is a second’s encounter with God and with eternity.” ~ from “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho