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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Remember that Relinquishing Resistance Can Be a Long Term Process

Tip 48 Remember that relinquishing resistance can be a long-term process. 

“It takes a decade to understand the basic nature of spiritual principles, another decade while the ego tries to eat you alive, another decade while it tries to wrestle you to the ground, and finally you begin to walk more or less into the light. Anyone who thinks a spiritual path is an easy one probably hasn’t been walking it.” -Marianne Williamson, Author The Age of Miracles.

There is a natural maturing process that happens too – I am now at the age of 53 doing things and being in the world in ways that I dreamed of years ago and at last feel ready enough to be able to do them.

It does take time for us to mature, release our fears and build confidence and build mastery. It’s not that resistance automatically drops away as we get older. You could be 90 and still be in massive resistance. But as you spend years chipping away at your issues, healing your mind, letting go of old patterns you find a greater inner freedom. Sometimes to me, dealing with resistance feels like the equivalent of drilling through granite: it’s making an impact, but the impact is hardly perceptible.

Freedom project: Cut yourself some slack when you are being impatient with yourself. You are like a fine wine taking time to mature.

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Nick Williams travels the world sharing a life-affirming - and profoundly spiritual – vision of work and entrepreneurship. A sought after speaker, best-selling author and broadcaster, Nick is on a mission to help people move beyond their fears, play-bigger in their lives, and transform their passions into profitable businesses. He is the author of six books including the best selling The Work We Were Born To Do and most recently The Business You Were Born to Create. He lives in London and his web site is http://www.inspired-entrepreneur.com/, @nickwilliams1, http://www.facebook.com/entrepreneurclub

Books By Nick Williams:

 The Work We Were Born To Do: Find the Work You Love Love the Work You do  The Business You Were Born To Create: A Handbook For Inspired Entrepreneurs (Volume 1)  Unconditional Success  Powerful Beyond Measure: An Inspiring Guide to Personal Freedom How to be Inspired

Other Blog Posts by Nick: Tip 47 Quarantine Your DramaTip 46: Quit Waiting to be Discovered and Reveal Yourself InsteadTip 45 The Pro Acts Now and Invests in Anticipation of Success, Tip 44 Turn Pro Tip 43:Stop Looking for Short-Cuts and Invest Your Energy Into Your WorkTip 42: You Can Live Up to Your Principles to Your Imperfect BestTip 41 Beware of Busy-Ness and Over-EnthusiasmTip 40: Be vigilant to Your Master FearTip 39: Resistance is the Cause of Pain, Tip 38: Resistance Can Be Building Other People's Dreams and Not Investing in Your OwnTip 37 Recognise Fights and Power Struggles as ResistanceTip 36 Your Ego Will Never Feel EnoughTip 35: Decide When to Call Off the SearchTip 34: Resistance Thrives on Competition and ComparisonUnderstand Your Grandeur and Your GrandiosityTip 33 Forgive Yourself Your Own Self Defeating BehaviourTip 31 Other PeopleTip 30 Find the Greatest in You,  Tip 29 Give Up Your Worry That You'll Be Copied, Tip 28 Recognise the difference between an obstacle and an excuse, Tip 27 Don't Use Your Problems and Your Suffering to Define You, Tip 26 Recognize that Resistance Can Be Really NastyTip 25Resist the Temptation to "Just Need to Know a Little Bit More" Before You StartTip 24 Art, Callings and AddictionTip 23 Over Planning is Procrastination in DisguiseTip 22 Recognize and Relinquish Your Need to Be SpecialTip 21 When Can Your Great Intelligence Also Be A Great Impediment?Tip 20 Recognize that You Might Be in Recovery Tip 19 Step Out of Your Own Shadows onto Centre Stage, Tip18 Own Tip Your Fear so it Doesn't Own YouTip 17 Become the Initiating Force in Your Life, Tip 16 Have Long Term Goals, Tip 15 Recognize the Real Purpose of Resistance, Tip 14 Become a Servant of the Great Mystery, Tip 13 Do Believe in Heaven, Tip 12 You Can't Take All the Credit for Your Brilliance, Tip 11 You Are the Custodian of Projects and Gifts, Tip 10 Who Did I Promise to Be in This Life? Tip 9 You Are Here to Do Something Beautiful, Tip 8 Are You Resisting Your Own Life Purpose? Tip 7 The Battle for Your Brilliance - Will Resistance Win? Tip 6 Were Your Talents and Abilities Used Today? Tip 5 Resistance Can Be Your North Star, Tip 4 Do You Know the Difference Between Resistance, Necessity and Intuition? Tip 3 Something Wonderful Came Before Your Resistance, Tip 2 Can You Recognize Your Own Resistance?, Tip 1 What Wants to Come into Existence through Me?, Your Precious Impulse, Does Your Soul Want a Renaissance Career, 5 Tips if You're Afraid of Losing Your Job, Why I Really Quit My Corporate Job, Comunity and the Inspired EntrepreneurBeat Your Resistance and Honour Your Creative Impulses

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