Conquer Resistance PART II
Hi and Welcome back to the Art of Onward!
Today’s post is PART II of a Series I’m writing for you about RESISTANCE or PARADIGMS …. that backward/downward grab that appears to come out of nowhere whenever we take a few steps in our forward direction.
In PART I, I mention we should Celebrate Resistance. That’s hard to do, because it can effectively cut us off at our knees if we aren’t prepared for it. So why celebrate this cruel element when it appears, you ask?
Because it means we ACTUALLY TOOK THOSE STEPS FORWARD. So, pat yourself on the back, and acknowledge your hard work is paying off.
Dogs don’t bark at parked cars. Right? So if they’re barking at you,
it’s because you’ve started to move.
And that’s what Your Onward
is all about.
In Part I I wrote about various ways we can strengthen ourselves in order to be better prepared for when Resistance arrives. In today’s post, we’ll talk more about what causes Resistance, and how to spot it.
My favourite book to head to on this topic, is “The War of Art”. I’m an artist, and therefore found it very useful a number of years ago. But the laws are applicable for all personality types and everyone's journey, regardless of where they're at - we take steps forward, and we get pulled back.
This excerpt is from that very book, "The War of Art” by Steven Pressfield.
“Here are a few activities that commonly elicit Resistance (in no particular order):
1. The pursuit of any calling in writing, painting, music, film, dance, or any creative art…
2. Any diet or health regimen.
3. Any program of Spiritual Advancement.