I was inspired today to write this article after watching Super Soul Sunday on OWN. Author Steven Pressfield wrote a book, “The War of Art” which I read a while back and loved. Watching the interview sparked the question again, what am I here for? What is my purpose? What do I know I should do for my highest good and have not done it yet? We all have our unique gifts to share with the world, but have you tapped into what that is? For some of us, yes, and for some, no. And have I tapped into why I have not pursued this yet? I was intrigued by his outlook on why we resist what our soul’s journey really is. His words were profound to me! “The more important an activity is to your soul’s evolution, the more resistance and fear you will feel!” & “the pain of not doing it is worse than the pain of doing it.” Oh boy… We’ve all been there at some point, I’m sure. For me, in the past when I wanted to do better, my desire to change had to be stronger than the fear of actually doing it. This is something that takes courage and practice and something that I am always practicing. Not discouraging, but I know there is more work to be done.
In the interview, Oprah and Mr. Pressfield discussed how it can be anything from health, weight loss, relationships, addiction, career, etc. I love these words of wisdom because (selfishly) I feel comforted to know I’m not the only one resisting what I know to be the best for me (self-sabatage/ego). It how it can be anything from health, weight loss, relationships, addiction, career, etc. We all know intuitively what we have to do, but we resist. The bottom line is it’s a decision, plain and simple. When you are ready to decide to do it, you commit, things will automatically come to you. I know I am ready for that! Are you ready to make important decisions for your life?
Remember, what we resist persists…