#shorts Part 21 — Distraction World

The world is perfectly built to keep us from our purpose

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5 min readSep 29, 2021

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When we drug ourselves to blot out our soul’s call, we are being good Americans and exemplary consumers. We’re doing exactly what TV commercials and pop materialist culture have been brainwashing us to do from birth. Instead of applying self-knowledge, self-discipline, delayed gratification, and hard work, we simply consume a product.

Steven Pressfield, The War of Art, Page 26

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Hello Readers, hope all’s well. Time for another #shorts post.

In the previous post I wrote about the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. And today I continue with one more topic inspired by this excellent book.

If you read the previous post, you’ll remember The War of Art is about how to defeat Resistance. This is the creative block that so often stops us from finishing any creative work.

Resistance is internal; it exists in every person trying to do something creative. It’s a self-sabotaging, self-defeating inner force that stops us from doing what we were meant to do. And too often, it succeeds.

The previous post was on the importance of defeating Resistance, no matter what our goals are. Because Resistance isn’t only there to stop us from writing a best-selling novel (etc.). Resistance doesn’t care so much about that. What Resistance is really there to do is to stop us from following God’s Calling for our lives. If Resistance defeats us, then it stops us from living out God’s Plan for our life.

OK, we know the importance of defeating Resistance and tackling our creative work (check the previous post). Now let’s look at some other ways Resistance works against us in our lives. And also at how the world, the society we live in is a major contributor to the Resistance we struggle against.

How the World Works for Resistance

We fight a new battle against Resistance every day-we’re bound to win some, and lose some. When we first start fighting Resistance, we’re going to lose more than we win. But as we keep fighting, we get stronger, and we’ll be winning more often. But we have to respect Resistance, creative block, and understand it can defeat…

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