Meditation and Writing as a Path to Awakening with Albert Flynn Desilver
Mindfulness and mindfulness meditation creates the conditions for enhanced creativity by providing a space for solitude, self-reflection, and awareness. Writing itself is a path to awakening. It is a process of utilizing the practice of writing to cultivate deeper self-awareness, increased emotional intelligence, and overall expansion of consciousness.
Writing as a Path to Awakening always begins with a primal human question; Who am I? Who am I, really? I can not tell what I am, because words can describe only what I am not, said the great Indian mystic Nisargadatta Maharaj.
We set off writing on the path to awakening by tuning into what we are not. “Neti, neti," they say in India “not this, not this." They say this as a process of negating that which is fleeting and untrue in order to access that which is divinely permanent and true. If we are not what words can describe, and words can describe pretty much everything in the physical/emotional universe, then what the heck are we? This is Writing as a Path to Awakening's ultimate question, with the invitation to write and live your way into the answer. Writing as a Path to Awakening is about how conscious living informs conscious writing (creativity)—and in turn, how conscious writing and creativity inform conscious living.
If Writing as a Path to Awakening ends (which it doesn't, maybe only in the sense that a sentence ends) it does so always in the heart of love and compassion.
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