SCBWI-LA CONFERENCE PREP RETREAT 5
July 2, 2014
"The War Of Art" by Steven Pressfield...
Rule of thumb, page 11
"The more important a call or action is to our soul's evolution, the more Resistance we feel towards pursuing it."
I slept on this thought. I woke up a day older but a century wiser. My work is at that level of importance in my life that defines me. I am afraid that even with all the time in the world, I am not worthy. Fear and self-doubt is what Resistance feeds on. And the closer you are to the finish line, the stronger the Resistance.
So here I am on the longest work retreat I have ever had! I am here for the soul purpose of preparing for the conference. I have a ton of new work, a new dummy to shop, and an opportunity for a thousand people to see my portfolio. That's enough pressure to sabotage any one of us. What to do? That's the second half of Mr. Pressfield's book, Turning Pro! I will "apply self-knowledge, self-discipline, delayed gratification and hard work." I must stay mindful of that demon called Resistance.
It is always lurking....
I am determined to battle this The War of Art, I will out-smart Resistance with courage and conviction. This Hero's Journey will not defeat me. I have the focus to access the Power of Now. I will surrender to the Law of Intention and Desire. I breathe deeply and invoke my muse. Oh, Universe , conspire to assist me... for I am ready to rumble!