Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Battle of The Voices

For all my brag and bluster about blogging regularly, the little nagging voice asks, "but will anybody care?"  As of this, my fiftieth post, after three years of periodic blogging, I have nine brave followers.  That same nagging voice wants to say, "nine followers? And six of them are related to you?  Big deal!"  But that doesn't sound very grateful, particularly on this eve of the day of Thanksgiving.  Truly, I'm grateful to anyone who listens to my blathering on, here or anywhere else.

I'm currently re-reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, and so I recognize that little voice as Resistance.  "Resistance will tell you anything to keep you from doing your work.  It will perjure, fabricate, falsify; seduce, bully, cajole."  Sure, it would be a lot easier, save me some time, if I gave up blogging altogether, and would spare me the potential embarrassment, if I gave up baring my soul in cyberspace.  But why give in to something as creepy as Resistance?  Pressfield says, "Resistance has no conscience....Resistance is always lying and is always full of shit." 

Divine Inspiration, on the other hand, has given me only gifts, speaks only Truth, and loves me no matter what.  I think I'll listen to the other little voice, the one that says go write down your Soul, go pray with trees, and go dance in the moonlight.  I like writing a lot more than I like doing what it ould take to silence the Muse.

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