The Enemy is a very good teacher- Dalai Lama
*Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Ever quit a diet? a course of yoga, a meditation practice? Late at night have you ever had a vision of the person you want to be? the work you could accomplish? the being you could be? Are you a writer who doesn’t write, a painter that doesn’t paint, an entrepreneur that never starts a venture? Then you know what resistance is.
Resistance is toxic, it causes us more unhappiness than poverty. It stunts us and makes us less than we want to be. It prevents us from achieving the life God intended us to live. He endowed each of us with our own unique genius. Genius is a latin word, the Romans used it denote something holy and inviolable which guides us to our calling. A writer writes with his genius, a painter paints with hers, all who create, work from their souls center.*
Resistance is the shadow of the sun that is genius. The constant procrastination we face when we want to get things done. Time is the only thing that we cant get again. How we spend our days is how we spend our life.
To overcome procrastination one must do something. Great souls have wills, feeble souls have wishes. No excuses. An excuse puts the blame on something other than you which means that the solution is out of your reach. Its easier to move from failure to success than from excuses to success, so eliminate excuses.
Its usually when one overcomes their procrastination and begins to live the life they dream is when they truly begin to live vitally
*Tell me if you havent heard this story: Woman learns she has cancer, six months to live. Within days she quits her job and resumes her dream of writing Tex mex songs she gave up to start a family ( or starts studying classical Greek, or moves to the city to raise innercity children with AIDS) Womens friends think she’s crazy, she herself has never been happier.
Theres a postscript of this, Womans cancer goes into remission.
*Excerpts from the War of Art- Steven Pressfield