Don’t look at Resistance, look at your dream
Resistance has no power of its own. It’s a shadow, nothing more. As soon as we learn to look past the shadow to the Dream that has cast it, the shadow loses all power over us.
Steven Pressfield –
Whenever I read this quote I think of my friend Kathleen’s dog Tink. Tink is a little dog, but he casts a big shadow. Tink’s shadow can be scary.
But if you look past the shadow, you see a cute little dog with big ears. The shadow is scary but not the dog. Tink is cute.
Sometimes Resistance feels like it has a lot of power. But really, Resistance is just a shadow.
Today I will ignore Resistance and look again at my Dream. The shadow is only a shadow. It has no power. The only power it has is the power I give it.
Are you looking at your dream or are the shadow it casts?
Please read Mr. Pressfield’s books, The War of Art, and Turning Pro. They will help you in your battle with art. He was kind and agreed to be interviewed about his books. You can read the interviews here:
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.