“Fear is good. Like self-doubt, fear is an indicator. Fear tells us what we have to do.
Remember our rule of thumb: The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.
Resistance is experienced as fear; the degree of fear equates to the strength of Resistance. 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. That’s why we feel so much Resistance. If it meant nothing to us, there’d be no Resistance.” — Steven Pressfield
From the important and inspiring book The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield.
This resonates very strongly with me as fear and resistance serve as frustratingly useful inspirations and guides towards “right action”. Some of the most important decisions I have made have been met with overwhelming resistance. The decision to teach yoga was blocked by tremendous resistance and fear, even though it felt right at a deeper layer. After years of letting “great excuses” win out…I am so grateful to be in the middle of co-leading Teacher training.
Imperfectly moving forward.