You were born ready to make art. But you’ve been brainwashed into believing you can’t trust yourself enough to do so.*
When a challenger really bothers us, it’s because that person believes things about us that aren’t true – but shards of those same beliefs are still inside our own self-concept, hanging out in our blind spots.**
When we take the path we must, there will be pushbacks along the way: challenges, obstacles, attacks, pitfalls: moreso than any other path.
The best way to improve our defence against the things that come to waylay us, and be able to get on with the things that we must, is our True Self.
When we allow ourselves to be prey or victim to the difficult things, we can find our “painbody” shows up. We wallow in our hurt, in what it affirms about this person or situation, but the painbody belongs to our ego or False Self.^
The challenges, obstacles, attacks and pitfalls end up actually helping us, because they encourage us to reconnect with our truth so we can get moving again.
*From Seth Godin’s The Practice;
**From Martha Beck’s The Way of Integrity;
^From Eckhart Tolle’s A New Earth.