There is No Resistance

by Crystal Belle on September 30, 2012

There is no resistance. You’re imagining it. And when you imagine something, you make it real for you. Painfully real, blissfully real. You choose.

It’s time to start taking responsibility for what we want to do. If you want to write a novel, or start a business, or clean out the garage…do it. And if you’re not doing it, that’s not resistance. That’s simply you not doing it.

Resistance is a fancy word. It says, “Oh I’m trying so hard and I just can’t get past this invisible block.”

Resistance is a story.

There is no block. Here’s what’s really happening: you’re not doing it, and you feel like you “should” be. So we use the familiar story that society taught us: “I want to. I try. But there’s so much resistance.”

You’re not doing it. If you were doing it, if you were trying, you’d be too busy to tell this story of resistance.

Let’s take a moment and turn around the stories we have of resistance.

Are you not writing a novel? CONGRATULATIONS! That’s Wonderful!

Is your garage a mess? BRAVO! I’m guessing you’ve been doing much more fun things with your time.

Let’s do it: what are you telling yourself a story of resistance about that you can turn around and say, “Hey, I didn’t do it. I’m not doing it right now. And that is a-okay with me!”

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Sarah September 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm

This made me laugh, shake my head, and really think…

Because I am the master of resistance I can totally relate to the “you just aren’t doing it” line. In fact, when it’s on the page like that in front of me it’s kind of a shock to my slacker motives.

Seeing “Are you not writing a novel? CONGRATULATIONS! That’s Wonderful!” really struck a nerve with me, as I have been putting off my novel for years. When I saw that I was slightly irritated considering I WANT to write my novel! I don’t want to congratulate myself on not doing it!

So, I just want to thank you for giving me that kick in the pants that I didn’t realize I needed!


deanna October 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

excellent, what a great way to put it!


Denise October 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm

This is really a great way to view it! Thanks! :o)


shannon January 9, 2013 at 11:33 am

I hadn’t read this one before – LOVE IT!!!



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