DISCIPLINE

Anonymous: I used to really hate weed smokers and stoners but you've really opened my eye to the world out there. Usually when people are high they become super annoying/obnoxious and I just do not respond until the weed fades.....

langsettte:

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Resistance part II

thebookbytesproject:

RESISTANCE IS FUELED BY FEAR

Resistance has no strength of its own. Every ounce of juice it possesses comes from us. We feed it with power by our fear of it.

Master that fear and we conquer Resistance.

 

RESISTANCE RECRUITS ALLIES

Resistance by definition is self-sabotage. But there’s a parallel peril that must also be guarded against sabotage by others.

When a writer begins to overcome her Resistance, in other words when she actually starts to write, she may find that those close to her begin acting strangely. They may become moody or sullen; they may get sick; they may accuse the awakening writer of “changing,” of “not being the person she was.” The closer these people are to the awakening writer, the more bizarrely they will act and the more emotion they will put behind their acts.

They are trying to sabotage her.

The reason is that they are struggling, consciously or unconsciously, against their own Resistance. The awakening writer’s success becomes a reproach to them. If she can beat these demons, why can’t they?

The awakening artist must be ruthless, not only with herself but with others. Once you make your break, you can’t turn back for your buddy who catches his trouser leg on the barbed wire. The best and only thing that one artist can do for another is to serve as an example and an inspiration.

 

RESISTANCE & SELF-DRAMATIZATION

Creating soap opera in our lives is a symptom of Resistance. Why put out years of hard work designing a new software interface when you can get just as much attention by bringing home a boyfriend with a prison record?

Sometimes entire families participate unconsciously in a culture of self-dramatization. The kids fuel the tanks, the grownups arm the phasers, the whole starship lurches from one spine-tingling episode to another. And the crew knows how to keep it going. If the level of drama drops below a certain threshold, someone jumps in to amp it up. Dad gets drunk; Mom gets sick; Janie shows up for church with an Oakland Raiders tattoo. It’s more fun than a movie. And it works: Nobody gets a darn thing done.

 

RESISTANCE & PROCRASTINATION

Procrastination is the most common manifestation of Resistance because it’s the easiest to rationalize. We don’t tell ourselves, “I’m never going to write my symphony.” Instead we say, “I am going to write my symphony; I’m just going to start tomorrow.”

The most pernicious aspect of procrastination is that it can become a habit. We don’t just put off our lives today; we put them off till our deathbed.

Never forget: This very moment we can change our lives. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny. This second, we can turn the tables on Resistance.

This second we can sit down and do our work.

I love Pressfield’s writing - brilliant. Attribution - http://www.nightingale.com/AE_Article~i~180~article~AchievingYourUNLIVEDLIFE.aspx

thickboyswag:

Dance for me LIL ZADDY

It’s weird like, you can see the cruelest part of the world. The cruelest part. But then on the other side you see the most beautiful part, do you know? And it’s like you go from one extreme to the next and they’re both worth it, because you wouldn’t see one without the other. But that cruel part, is damn cruel and you’ll never forget it. But that heaven…is heaven.

– Britney Spears, Britney: For The Record, 2008