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 »
“Even if it seems like it’s taking too long for what we want to arrive, it’s better to stay with the ache than abandon the desire. Desire is the foundation of our will to live.” – Danielle Laporte
We all want things in our life that we don’t seem to have now, but if you dig a little deeper you’ll find that what you really want is the “feeling” that these things will give you and ultimately not the actual thing itself. So why not figure out first what these “feelings” are that make up your deepest and most motivating “Core Desires”? Once we know that, we can look for opportunities to find and do things right now that make us feel that way. This will turn out to lead us to the right resources, the right people, and toward the right path.
Get Tickets Here
The process of this workshop will help you to boil things down, to distill, to get clarity, and to reveal the deepest 4 or 5 Core Desires that … Read More »
Before you have an urge to do something or embark upon a project, there is a moving of Spirit in you, prompting you in that direction. It arises as desire. The faith necessary to carry out this desire does not come from bucking up or trying to muster the strength. Faith is simply your consent, it is saying “yes” to this out-forming of the creative process. It’s acknowledging and allowing that this is the proper path and to take it regardless of the protests from your inner critic and ego. – adapted from “Spiritual Economics” by Eric Butterworth
Get your body to the place that your heart knows it should be. In other words, “just show up”. Pick five places or “hotspots”, places where important things happen in your life. Don’t prepare or wait for the right moment or circumstances, just get yourself to one of them and allow whatever happens to happen. “Just Show Up!” – from “Improv Wisdom” by Patricia Ryan Madson