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April 15, 2013 / Dale Melchin

The Resistance

Steven Pressfield in his books Do the Work and The War of Art he outlines a concept called the Resistance.

To defeat the resistance we need to take a line from Alastor “Mad-Eye” Moody in Harry Potter.  That line is “Constant Vigilance!”

It seems paranoid.  But is it?  If you were paleo-man living 6000 to a million years ago, would it be paranoid?  No!  Because the Sabertooth tiger would be looking to undermine your and your families and your tribe’s existence.  Resistance is a threat to the race of Creatives.  Even if your profession is “non-creative” if you are trying to create changes in your life you are on the Resistance’s radar.

The problem is that the Resistance is within you.

The solution is that Resistance can be defeated.  All of the ancient traditions have weapons in them to help us.  However, Steven Pressfield, as well as Fr. Symeon Rodger has made them understandable and available to us.

Read the books and then DO THE WORK!

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