Resistance is a constant for me. It impedes my progress toward being and doing those things I tell myself (and anyone who asks) that I want to do before launching into a litany of reasons and excuses why I cannot do them...just not now.
In an attempt to move through this persistent resistant state, I'm participating in a five day challenge online workshop about doing Morning Pages. Morning Pages are "three pages of long-hand stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning," as described by Julia Cameron in her book, The Artist's Way .
Class two is about, you guessed it, resistance. At resistance, I am a pro. As the title infers, I even have a way of resisting resistance that resists all logic or reason. What it is, though, is illogical. If you really want to do something, well, you will find a way to do it. That is why I write this today. I need to stop resisting the "call of the muse" and just do it. For that I need your help. At least it would be nice to have some support.
Many folks are very supportive. They are kind and encouraging and for that, I am appreciative. But I need just a bit more. I need to be called out now and then. You know, call me on BS as they say these days. Don't let me BS you or myself. Scary. My stomach queases up just saying that because you might just do it!
Resistance is a tough nut to crack. But that does not give license to not break through it. If I don't at the end of the day, all I will have is my reasons and excuses and those won't keep the cockles of my heart warm in the rest home.
So there, I've said it. And, yes, I have said it before. But this time...this time I mean it. To resist is futile. Onward and upward. Here goes....