Monday, August 11, 2014

Writing Meditation

"We cannot teach people anything.  We can only help them discover it within themselves." - Galileo Galilei

Writing meditation benefits the mind and the writing process. It involves flowing into freedom. Movement of mind and words connect without judgment and limitations.

Begin with a blank screen or page.  Take five or six deep breaths in and out through the nose to settle your mind.

Add your current mood across the top of the page. Write for five minutes and let sights, sounds and scents attach to the mood to bring it into clear focus.

Add ideas about colors and tastes. At the end of the writing process, notice how the mood has altered in some way.

Take a break.

Begin again. Describe in a sentence or two a situation you would like to alter.  For five minutes focus on the sensory imagery the way you did for the mood.  Let ideas and wild notions flow and make connections.

You may discover solutions not considered before.

Continue to probe writing as meditation by writing into daily concerns.

When the process becomes a writing habit, you will notice results.

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