Friday, June 7, 2019

How To Use Writing As A Meditation Technique

This can all apply to mental prayer. From The Creative Penn:
Very simply, meditation is the practice of focus, loss of focus, and return to focus. Traditionally this means focusing on one thing like the breath, a mantra, sensations, sound, or a repetitive activity, and then going through the process of focus, loss of focus, and return to focus. When meditating, your mind will wander to all manner of random thought. This is frustrating, but it is very normal. Meditation is an exercise to become aware when you have lost focus and to practice returning to the object of your focus. The only way to get better is to practice. And practice. Just like getting better at the piano and learning a new language. Exercising and strengthening this ability to focus and return to focus is beneficial to almost everyone, but particularly if you are a writer with word count objectives and book completion goals where you need frequent, long periods of focus. (Read more.)

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