Resistance is the Enemy

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 »

The Criticism Fast

Posted on October 17th, by Albert in Criticism. No Comments

The Criticism Fast: “For one day resolve, ‘I will criticize nothing that occurs today. I will imagine that everything that happens is for my good and the good of others. I will release myself from the judgments I have laid upon myself. I will see myself, my motivations, and my actions as pure. I will not agree with the critical or judgmental words or attitudes of others. I will not deny the good within and around me. I give this entire day to the celebration of good.’” – from “I had it all the time” by Alan Cohen