Liberation from Expectation

This will be a short post. I have a lot of fiction to write today.

I think too much. A lot of people do. Personally, I get caught up in silent rages at things that happened in the (Sometimes relatively distant) past, as well as worries about the future.

To empty the mind of anger and fear is an enviable task, but in reality one cannot stop feeling. One can only choose the reaction taken to events outside of ones control. However, anger and fear both come from expectation.

We fear a bad outcome. We are angered by disappointment of expectations.

These negative emotions can really hang up an artist, but are not unbeatable. Every day, every hour, the struggle continues. Resistance, as Pressfield calls it in “The War of Art”, is everywhere.

But we can all win that battle as long as we know what we are fighting.


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