“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us. Between the two stands Resistance.”
Resistance is what stands between what you want to achieve, and what you are actually achieving. Everyone experiences Resistance - it is the most toxic and common force on the planet. It is often difficult to pinpoint as it seems like an external force. For example, we may attribute it to our spouses, kids, or bosses placing certain restrictions on us. However, it is important to remember that Resistance comes from within; no one is keeping you from achieving your dreams except yourself.
Resistance is invisible, insidious and implacable. We are rarely conscious of its presence, and yet , it is constantly lying to you. It is making deals with you to keep you from achieving your dreams. It is fueled by fear and actively works towards keeping you from evolving to a higher stage morally, spiritually, ethically, or otherwise.
The most common activities that elicit Resistance are: the pursuit of art or education in any form, entrepreneurship, sticking to a health or spiritual regimen, overcoming addiction or dropping a bad habit, an act of political, moral or ethical courage and committing your heart (whether to a person or an ideal).