Art begins with resistance - at the point where resistance is overcome. No human masterpiece has ever been created without great labor.Andre Gide
How much effort is required to move a guitar pic 0.32 hundreths of an inch?
To vibrate the piece of metal known as my A string this is all the resistance that need to be overcome.
Or is it?
What doe it take to pick up the guitar on a regular basis?
Most mornings when I wake I resist my practice of Qi Gong, which astounds me to this day. Just a few minutes into my Qi Gong practice and my body comes alive, the energy begins to enliven me and I think how could I not do this?
Yet the next day, my resistance surfaces.
So I move my body to the living room and begin my practice again. Within 15 minutes I am happy. On days when I have more time to devote to this practice, the benefits continue to increase.
Yet the next day a minor amount of resistance surfaces again.
Fortunately I do not experience resistance to playing my guitar. However for me to practice certain aspects of music there is resistance. Oftentimes I find it hard to gear my practice to aspects of music I find difficult. Yet when I do, not only this area of musicianship, but my playing in general improves.
Am I listening?
While The Borg say "Resistance is futile," I counter that resistance is inevitable, but not insurmountable.