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The Resistance is Lurking

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

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About mudly

Mud is main blog writer extraordinaire, picture guru, and the garden and adventure instigator. She loves to cook, but doesn’t much like following a recipe. She also loves typewriters, the color turquoise, and wearing tie dye with stripes. And she dorks out on permies.com while dreaming up and planning her next garden.

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This entry was posted on May 29, 2011 by in On Writing.

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