Overcoming the resistance

Steven Pressfield, in his book The War Of Art, says that many of us have several creative talents inside us. But, because of some mental blockages or apparent external reason (which is shown to be ultimately internal), this creativity never comes out to be shared with the world.

Eventually, many people take their hidden genius to the graveyard.

These words ring very true to me as I witnessed my father, who was a most creative poet, singer, composer and author. He never really pursued his talents and hid them from the larger public. Sadly, he passed away suddenly of a brain hemorrhage and he never saw his songs see the light of the world.

As Pressfield says, there are and were many Picasso’s and Proust’s walking around us with all their potential hidden inside them. All it takes is to overcome this internal deadly force, which can be called the “Resistance”.