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Writing as a Path to Awakening

A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer and Living an Awakened Life
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Sounds True
 | 
September, 2017
ISBN:
9781622039111
In stock now: 
15
$22.95 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The best writers say their work seems to come from a source beyond the thinking mind. But how do we access that source? “We must first look inside ourselves and be willing to touch that raw emotional core at the heart of a deeper creativity,” writes Albert Flynn DeSilver. In Writing as a Path to Awakening, this renowned poet, writer, and teacher shows you how to use meditation to cultivate true depth in your own writing—so your words reveal layers of profound insight that inspire and move your readers.

Constructed as a year-long exploration with a new focus for each month and season, Writing as a Path to Awakening includes:

  • How to approach writing and reading with a greater level of presence and immersion
  • Engaging curiosity, playfulness, and spontaneity to keep your regular practice fresh
  • Meditating with poetry to deeply embody the power of language
  • How you can spark your imagination by connecting to the groundless source of creation
  • The meditative approach to storytelling—how not being trapped in your story liberates your capacity to create
  • Editing, rewriting, and the path of spiritual transformation… and much more.

Writing and meditation practice are a powerful pair, a dynamic duo. Together they nourish and push, trigger and define, inform and inspire, enable, and energize. To engage in both practices fully is to activate a more complete, creative, and spiritual self.

With a mixture of engaging storytelling and practical exercises, Writing as a Path to Awakening invites you on a yearlong journey of growth and discovery—to enhance your writing through the practice of meditation while using the creative process to accelerate your spiritual evolution.

Among the truckload of resonant and evocative quotes in this book, try this:

A brilliant writer is someone who is devoted to expressing their creativity through the written word. Devotion is the key. I like to say a writer is someone who writes, not someone who is published. Practice, repetition, and consistency are essential. This book is designed to help you master all three. And because writing is not a separate activity from living, it’s ultimately a book about Being with a capital B, about the integration of life and art.

Publisher’s Description: 
The best writers say their work seems to come from a source beyond the thinking mind. But how do we access that source? We must first look inside ourselves and be willing to touch that raw emotional core at the heart of a deeper creativity, writes Albert Flynn DeSilver. In Writing as a Path to Awakening, this renowned poet, writer, and teacher shows you how to use meditation to cultivate true depth in your own writingso your words reveal layers of profound emotional insight and revelation that inspire and move your readers.

Writing calls on us to fully engage our minds cognitive powers, while meditation often asks us to let go of thinking and storytelling. Though these two practices may seem incompatible, Albert teaches that they can be powerfully complementary. With a mixture of engaging storytelling and practical exercises, Writing as a Path to Awakening invites you on a journey of growth and discoveryto enhance your writing through the practice of meditation while using the creative process to accelerate your spiritual evolution.

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