Flying in the Face of Resistance

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Resistance. A little word that screams loudly at me a lot at the moment.


I will write. Resistance.

I will create. Resistance.

I will take a risk. Resistance.

I will arrange photography for my site. Resistance.

I will get my digestion in order. Resistance.

I will respond to that email. Resistance.


If you look at the above you would think I haven’t been doing much at all, yet things are strangely coming together when they have too. How?(Can I be honest and say I am not quite sure?) I guess I am selective with pushing through that resistance, paying attention to it, saying hello and then letting it go. Sometimes…


To fly we have to have resistance
– Maya Lin


If I think back to school days, my creative genius was always thriving under pressure; I was such a last minute Larry, always finishing assignments the night before and then generally rocking it. (If it was English, not Maths, Maths and I were never friends and there was certainly no rocking it, ever.)


It was like if the resistance wasn’t there I couldn’t move forward. Which when I think about it, makes sense. We often resist what we most need, to do, complete or bring into our lives. It becomes a barometer for what is important, for knowing when you are on the precipice of something great, of the breakthrough.


So how am I going with my above list? I am getting there…



Where do you find yourself resisting at the moment? I would love to hear from you in the comments below.


Much love, em x

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  • Reply
    July 14, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Love this. Just because there is resistance doesn’t mean greater work isn’t being done. I’m experiencing a bit of resistance with writing at the moment, analysis paralysis if you will. It will come, it’s all a process isn’t it. Thank you for your beautiful words today xx

    • Reply
      July 15, 2015 at 10:08 am

      You are so welcome Elise, I am so glad it resonated x

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    July 15, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Oh my goodness Em, I LOVE this one.
    Just reading your resistance list gave me that same resistance feeling in my stomach.
    I adore you for keeping moving forward despite it and in doing so, inspiring so many others to know that it is possible for them to do the same.
    Thankyou for sharing this today. xx

    • Reply
      July 15, 2015 at 10:08 am

      Thanks Sue, you are so welcome, I know it is something we all experience in one way or another. Big love x

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