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in , in his amazing book The War Of Art. During various bouts of despair over the years, Steven Pressfield has discovered solace in Gandhi's favorite book . But then Book Two gave me a battle plan; Book Three, a vision of victory; and as I closed The War of Art, I felt a surge of positive calm. I now know I can win this. The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles [ Steven Pressfield] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Art .

Resistance loves this. Resistance knows that the amateur composer will never write his symphony because he is overly invested in its success and overterrified of its failure.

We are made to feel divinely shamed

The amateur takes it so seriously it paralyzes him. How are you meant to deal with that? The very definition of a professional writer is that of someone who is able to support themselves through their vocation. How do we define and balance love and too much love when it comes to our motives for writing? Is it not possible to write authentically and be paid for our efforts? Are writers supposed to make a living by just passively waiting for money to come their way, if and when they deserve it?

I beg to differ. Writing is both art and work.

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And the fruits of our labour serve a purpose: to entertain, to inform, to inspire. These things enrichen our culture — and are worth paying for. The starving artist is not inherently noble. Neither have I. Resistance beat him.

First of all, Hitler produced hundreds of paintings. He was not creatively blocked. But obviously the bigger issue here is that this is not the reason World War II started. How about the signing of the Treaty of Versailles after World War I that crippled Germany financially and shamed them into eventually electing a leader that fed them a sense of national pride?

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How about the failure of the League of Nations? How about the fact that clearly Hitler was an inhuman megalomaniac monster? People recover.

Is it possible […] that the disease itself evolved as a consequence of actions taken or not taken in our lives? Could our unlived lives have exacted their vengeance upon us in the form of cancer?

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And if they did, can we cure ourselves, now, by living these lives out? We experience it as an energy field radiating from a work-in-potential.

Its aim is to shove us away, distract us, prevent us from doing our work. The life we live, and the unlived life within us.

Between the two stands Resistance. There never was a moment, and never will be, when we are without the power to alter our destiny.

The working artist banishes from her world all sources of trouble. She harnesses the urge for trouble and transforms it in her work.

Therefore the more fear we feel about a specific enterprise, the more certain we can be that that enterprise is important to us and to the growth of our soul. Its job is to keep us from feeling the shame we would feel if we truly faced what cowards we are for not doing our work.

But Resistance is too cunning to show itself naked in this form. Because if Resistance lets us see clearly that our own fear is preventing us from doing our work, we may feel shame at this. And shame may drive us to act in the face of fear. So it brings in Rationalization. They all think like amateurs. They have not yet turned pro. The moment an artist turns pro is as epochal as the birth of his first child.

With one stroke, everything changes. I can state absolutely that the term of my life can be divided into two parts: before turning pro, and after.

The professional plays for keeps. To the amateur, the game is his avocation. The amateur plays part-time, the professional full-time. The amateur is a weekend warrior. The professional is there seven days a week.Individuals who are realized in their own lives almost never criticize others.

I've got nothing against true healing. A process is set into motion by which, inevitably and infallibly, heaven comes to our aid. The professional, on the other hand, understands delayed gratification.

Can you stand another Tiger Woods story? If you're doing it, stop. She's too busy planning D-Day.

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