13 Oct Writing as a Meditation book is now available!
My “Writing as a Meditation” is finally available! I created this book to help those who want to journal, but don’t know where to start. It can be difficult to let go of the thoughts and stresses of the day, and writing can be very calming and meditative. Writing down thoughts in response to a photo is an easy way to become engrossed and enter a quieter place while letting go of whatever it is that is bothering you.
You can read more about the book by clicking here.
I chose the pictures in it as starting points for your writing. Their content is intended to be peaceful, and their placement is not intended to tell any particular story. I recommend that you use them in whatever way appeals most to you; either start at the beginning and write on every page, or each time simply open the book and write about the photo that catches your eye.
There aren’t too many lines to write on in the book as I don’t want you to feel you have to write an essay. If you only think of words or phrases, just write them down. If you can’t think of anything to write, simply describe the photo, and gradually more words will emerge. If you like to write a lot, use notebook paper then stick the page(s) into this book.
To get started with the book, just sit and look at your chosen photo for a while. Ask yourself whether it reminds you of something or someone? Maybe it makes you think of an adventure you had – or one you would like to have? What mood does it put you in? Write down whatever the photo brings to mind, but don’t go back and edit as write, as that is guaranteed to stop you in your tracks! For now, just write the words down as they come to you!
Every so often go back and read over what you have written, using the lined pages to take notes about any ideas, themes, or thoughts that keep coming up, or those you might want to explore further. Think about what are these recurring ideas might be trying to tell you.
What you do with what you learn about yourself is entirely up to you, but you will often get intriguing insights and whispers about things you maybe want to change in your life!