“There is enough latent force in a Maximite torpedo shell to tear a warship to pieces. But the amount of force or explosive power in one of these terrific engines of destruction could never be ascertained by any ordinary concussion.
Children could play with it for years, pound it, roll it about, and do all sorts of things with it; the shell might be shot through the walls of an ordinary building, without arousing its terrible dynamic energy. It must be fired from a cannon, with terrific force, through a foot or so of steel plate armor, before it meets with resistance great enough to evoke its mighty explosive power.
Every man is a stranger to his greatest strength, his mightiest power, until the test of a great responsibility, a critical emergency, or a supreme crisis in his life, calls it out.”
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“If you missed the message, You didn’t want to hear it.” Beth Adams (a wise lady I do yoga with)
“If you’re still thinking about it, you probably should have already done it” Dustin Puryear (my EO Mentor)
Bottom line, it’s not that we don’t know what to do, we just don’t do it.
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 »
“We deepen our struggle the more we are resistant to accepting what is.” –
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 »