Resistance isn’t the negative thing we think it is. Here’s how confronting the internal and external resistance you face can be a positive, empowering process.
Every artist is familiar with “resistance” and how it shows up in all sorts of ways, making our dreams and goals seemly impossible to reach. I recently realized that there are two major kinds of resistance: inner resistance, which often shows up as fear, doubt, and confusion – and outer resistance, which can show up as people being upset with you, or as obstacles between you and what you want.
Resistance came up in a very personal way for me when my husband and I decided to take our children and move to California for a month. When I stepped back to confront the objections from everyone around us and my own inner doubts, I realized that these outer and inner forms of resistance are actually very intertwined and connected.
In the process of planning for our trip and overcoming my doubts, I learned how confronting inner resistance can help overcome outside resistance, and how both forms of negative resistance can actually become something very positive and empowering.
The Private View Podcast is created by artist Mauren Brodbeck. She hosts two podcasts, PRIVATE VIEW and RAW AND RADICAL WOMEN IN THE ARTS PODCAST, which is an inspirational movement, resource, and community for cis and trans women who want to be creative and live a creative life, but who feel alone and struggle to claim the time and space they need to fully realize their potential.
RAW AND RADICAL WOMEN IN THE ARTS PODCAST is a series of conversations with outstanding women in the arts who are striving to live bold, authentic, creatively-fulfilling lives. In these interviews, they explore the themes of identity, vulnerability, authenticity, loneliness, alienation, discrimination, inspiration, empowerment, and social change.
In PRIVATE VIEW, Mauren shares her personal stories of discovery, process, practice, and the adversity she has encountered during her life and experience in the art world.
For more information, please visit www.rawradical.com
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