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Resistance chirped in my ear all weekend. The sound was abrasive, unlike the joyful chatter of robins, cardinals and chickadees that sang of spring despite a mid-April snowfall.

Whatcha up to? Nobody wants daily emails! Go ahead, scrap this little adventure. We’ll go grab a snack and read a book. You haven’t jumped yet—almost nobody knows about this crazy idea—it’ll be our little secret. C’mon, push the button.

Aha! Resistance slipped…..

Book—book, book, book.

Resistance said, “Book.”

I snatched The War of Art from my shelf.

By page six, I nodded along with Steven Pressfield. After listing eleven activities that Resistance loves to sabotage, he summarized:

In other words, any act that rejects immediate gratification in favor of long term growth, health or integrity. Or, expressed another way, any act that derives from our higher nature instead of our lower.

Resistance tested me—a good challenge. Thankfully I’ve been gifted a tool belt of books, trusted writers, and friends who help me outsmart the relentless saboteur.

What project is calling to your higher nature?

We’re stronger together.

We’ve got this.

We were Born Free.