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My yoga classes helped me listen to my body, but didn’t prepare me to understand the triggers that might come up— or ways to listen to the stories as they were unfolding through my practice. Yoga, sitting meditation, and the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh helped me discover that I needed attention both to my body and to language; I needed both movement and stillness; I needed, ultimately, mind, body, and spirit all to come together. You can find my reflection in this published article at the link!
All healthy relationships need good boundaries. If your writing time is clearly demarcated and is something that you can trust, then your relationship with writing, and with your own creative voice and self, will become healthier. This is important whether you are writing your third novel or writing in a journal for your mental health. Whatever your particular writing project, having a clear time when you do your writing is helpful.
Come into your own authority and write your best work, whether you have trauma in your life or not. Everyone, whether we are professional writers or beginners, long-time meditators, or novice meditators, can bring the mind and body together to step into greater alignment, courage, and voice. If you have a story inside of you, a poem, a song, an essay that wants to come out, free your voice. Learn more at the link!
Most of the time, our writing will reveal to us something that we didn’t know before. Of course, writing also helps us with self-expression and creativity, helps us stay engaged and mindful, or even helps us heal emotionally on a personal growth journey. Use these writing prompts to reflect about the importance of writing in your life.
Thinking about the full scope of your life is a powerful first step towards writing your best work. It is helpful for all writers, whether you ultimately want to write memoir, poetry, creative nonfiction, or fiction. When we look at our whole life consciously, with curiosity, we have the power to change our relationship with the past. It is also a powerful tool for self-understanding, healing, growth, and self-realization. Come over to read the 9 essential steps for writing an autobiography!
I’m delighted to share an interview with Devi Lockwood, author of 1001 Voices on Climate Change. We talk about climate silence and different levels of personal trauma, historic trauma, environmental trauma that interact and get woven into our lives. As part of Align Your Story Interview Series, I talk to writers, activists, visionaries, change-makers, who help us come into an aligned story, people who tell truth and light the way forward with compassion, courage, and appreciation.