Resistance will tell you anything to keep you from doing your work. It will perjure, fabricate, falsify; seduce, bully, cajole. Resistance is protean. It will assume any form, if that’s what it takes to deceive you. Resistance will reason with you like a lawyer. Resistance has no conscience. It will pledge anything to get a deal, then double-cross you as soon as your back is turned. If you take Resistance at its word, you deserve everything you get. ~ Steven Pressfield from “The War of Art.”
“Let Judgment Go” – Inspiration from Mark David Gerson
Mark David Gerson believes “Let go of all feelings that you’re not good enough. For you are. Release all feelings that others are better than you. They are not.” An inspiring meditative experience designed to reaffirm your innate self-worth, whether or not you are a writer or involved in another creative pursuit ••• The audio is a 2-minute excerpt from the full 9-minute “Let Judgment Go” track on Mark David’s recording “The Voice of the Muse Companion: Guided Meditations for Writers” (CD on Amazon.com; MP3 download at iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and CD Baby) ••• The full audio track is also embedded into the enhanced, iPad-only edition of Mark David’s book, “Writer’s Block Unblocked: 7 Surefire Ways to Free Up Your Writing & Creative Flow,” available in the iBookstore ••• See also Mark David’s “You Are A Writer” video meditation ••• Watch, listen….and let judgment go!
I can’t tell you how judgment has created big time Resistance and fear that I am not enough. It is a mechanism that presented itself when I was growing up from unknowing and unwittingly by people that we love i.e., rents, teachers relatives and even our peers. So for your own sake, watch how much time you spend judging and assessing whether something is good or bad. So if we take full responsibility of our lives identifying when we are in Judgment mode we need to pause and take some deep breaths. Relieving the pressure that is building up and Feng Shui’ing the mind to a peaceful and mindfulness state.
Further Pressfield goes on to say… fear doesn’t go away. The warrior and the artist live by the same code of necessity, which dictates that the battle must be fought anew every day.
Just for today stop yourself when you jump onto the judgment train en route to Crazytown where many a dream will always die, acknowledge the situation allowing and accepting that its happening and recognize that everyone is doing what they think is the right thing at the time. If you do a 20/20 hindsight thing you are now boarding the Judgment train. Stop yourself. And a Native American proverb says: “Don’t judge anyone before you haven’t walked a mile in their moccasins.” Leave the Judgment thing at the door. Plug yourself into reality and begin living in the present tense enjoying the diversity, embracing it and not condemn it. Acknowledging that we are all different is a God given Grace and Generosity of learning to awaken ourselves and the secret I discovered to Jazz living. How about you? Peace Out! JBC 8-)
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