I started a WordPress course today called Writing 101. The prompt today is to write a post using the words….
I write because I want to understand myself and the world around me. Most of the time I feel that despite years and years of meditation and trying to life mindfully, I still react on a very visceral level to life.
When I take the time to write about my feelings and the events of my life, the writing helps me to gain perspective and to look at these feelings and events from many different angles. It also usually helps me to develop a humorous outlook toward my human foibles.
I also write because I am inquisitive. My writing serves as a jumping off point to delve more deeply into a subject and explain and sometimes be awe struck by the subject and to hopefully share some of my enthusiasm with a kindred spirit. I particularly like to do this in a post because of the give and take that happens in the comments section of a blog.
Writing is not always an easy thing to do. Sometimes it hard to steal the time away from my daily responsibilities to put my thoughts down in writing. In that regard writing is a lot like praying – it is hard to be a Mary in a Martha world.
But I write because this discipline brings the same rewards to my mind, heart and soul that praying and meditating bring to me. So, I guess for me writing is a form of taking the time to open myself to me and to God.
Wishing you time to know yourself,