Micro Entrepreneurism, Simple Living & Art
I had 15 minutes to sit around and read today in between yard chores and a birthday party, so I picked up Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art that I’ve had sitting on my book shelf for probably almost a month, and haven’t even cracked. First I read part of the middle somewhere. Then I started at the beginning. And it called out the Resistance.
It began with:
RESISTANCE IS INVISIBLE
Resistance cannot be seen, touched, heard, or smelled. But it can be felt. We experience it as an energy field radiating from a work-in-potential. It’s a repelling force. It’s negative. Its aim is to shove us away, distract us, prevent us from doing our work.
I read about 10 of these characteristics and had to stop and write down a list of all the things I could recognize in my world that the Resistance was fighting. It looked something like this:
– developing the habit of waking up at 6 instead of 7
– going for a run or a ride
– practicing yoga at home
– eating ever healthier
– growing vegetables
– writing (here, on CYK, and my new gig KIM)
– making my wall of art
– t-shirt/sticker designing
– moving forward on the Be A Good Human project in general
– the Floyd yoga festival
– paying off debt/saving money
– making friends
And I’m sure I could add more if I sat here longer. But instead, I’m going to a birthday party.
Peace, Love, and Creativity