When we think of what it means to be a mindful writer, many different images come to mind. Some of us think that we must be life time yogis to be a mindful writer. But this is not the case at all.
Other writers believe that the mindful writer is just a prayer in a sea of loud beeping sounds. How can you possibly be mindful when there are so many distractions and uncertainties for the writer?
Still other writers believe that to be a mindful anything they must be a practising Zen Buddhist. Again, this is not true in the least. Most mindful writers only mediate occasionally. Others try to meditate once a day for 5 to 10 minutes. Now that is hardly being a Zen Buddhist, is it now?
For the next while, I will be exploring what it means to be a mindful writer. I think it is definitely something that we should all try to practice to be our best.
So, look for most posts about Mindfulness on Wednesday.
In the meantime, think of what it means for YOU to be a mindful writer. You may want to journal a bit about this.
Until next time!
Irene S. Roth