It’s a very rainy day here in Nelson, BC - our perched apartment providing us with an ideal view of the surrounding mountains and lake to watch the storm from. The fog has rolled in consuming the mountain peaks⛰ , and if you didn’t see them before the rain, you’d have a completely different understanding of the landscape now. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As per my last couple of posts/stories/IGTV, I’ve begun prioritizing my creative practice above most other things, tending to it in the first half of the day and I’m enjoying the feeling of satisfaction as a result.
Since my practice is complete in the morning, if I am to pick up my guitar at another point in the day, it’s simply because I want to and not because I feel a sense of guilt or “I should do that”. It’s icing on the cake 🎂 at that point.
It’s the focus I want for my life, but it’s also the focus life wants for me, and it’s high time I stop pushing it away by prioritizing everything else under the ☀️. The other day, a friend and I were talking about the books #warofart
(I’ve yet to finish that one), and #theillusionofmoney
, and how inspiring and true they all are.
Have you read any of them?
I have often found that books are great in theory, but that I have a very hard time actually applying the wisdom in a “doing” way.
Does anyone else find that?
I think that’s why I love Steven Pressfield’s book #thewarofart
so much, because he addresses resistance. It’s such a powerful force, and when we don’t acknowledge its presence or think that creating should be easy all the time (like I did), we aren’t able to prepare for the giant waves of resistance when they hit. Here’s a quote from his book: “The more resistance you experience, the more important your unmanifested art/project/enterprise is to you - and the more gratification you will fell when you finally do it.”
Who here can relate? How do you work with the force of resistance? How do you keep showing up?