As I wait patiently for spring to arrive and renew my creative energy. I get stuck. I procrastinate. I hum and haw. I surf the web. I search for dust bunnies. The whole time I am restless and not doing anything that I love. I make a lot of excuses for not blogging, writing, or getting anything creative done.
It was this week that I picked up “The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Creative Battle” and it was at that moment I realized I was at war with myself for no good reason. The only resistance I faced was the inner critic whispering in my ear that anything I finished would not be good enough.
Steven Pressfield points out:
If resistance couldn’t be beaten there would be no Fifth Symphony, no Romeo and Juliet, no Golden Gate Bridge. Defeating resistance is like giving birth. It seems absolutely impossible until you remember that women have been pulling off successfully, with support and without for fifty million years.
The key is to push against resistance when I am at war with my own inner critic and recognize that sometimes that rational self caters to the critics that want to judge us. It’s when I fail to create I fail myself and I hate the words “I told you so!”
How do you overcome your own inner critic?
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga