Monday, February 28, 2011
The unlived life
I'm facing incredible resistance at the start of my new (personal) chapter; when I'm about to to take a quantum leap out of the crab bucket I meet, as always, my own worst enemy: me.
Steven Pressfield, in his The War of Art, one of my favourites books of all time (and a more or less constant companion since 2004) simply introduces the resistance concept in a short chapter titled The Unlived Life:
"Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance."
The phone rings. It's 'French' Alex who lives in the main road: "Wine isss served," she says. "I'm on my way," I say.
Now to pump my bike's tyres, as the sun sets behind the mountain.