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June 30, 2018

The Act of Writing

Filed under: writing techniques — freethepen @ 1:43 pm
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Janhawaii2015 Wherever I go I take my journal and when I can find a second I sit and write. The act of writing is a way to meditate on your experience in the moment. It is a way to resolve the past. It is a way to dream of the future. Best of all it is a way to get to know the self that lives within you. All this and more can be accomplished through the use of your pen, not the computer, but the pen. The process is not the same. The pen vs. the computer use different parts of the brain.

When you write, write without stopping, no censorship, nor editing. Let the self speak. Let the mind have its space to move around on the page. Write and watch the mind unfold.

Take a deep breath. Pick up your pen and start with where you are in this moment, this very moment. Breathe in and out and in and out and let thoughts show up on the page. This might take some practice but if you are not writing, you are in the way. Get out of the way and let whatever thoughts you have right now show up on the page. Now, keep going.

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

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http://www.AwareLivingNow.blogspot.com

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