Zen and the Art of Writing Part 4: Writing Is Meditation

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This is the 108th post since I started this blog. 108 is a significant number in Buddhism, Hinduism, and Yoga.

 

It is viewed as a number of the wholeness of existence. This number is also said to connect the Sun, Moon, and Earth, according to the article below.

https://www.yogajournal.com/yoga-101/the-number-108

 

Wow! The sun, Moon, and Earth, another trinity. We need to bring the balanced influence on Earth from both the Sun and Moon, so it has a profound meaning.

 

In the last chapter in the book Zen and a Way of Sustainable Prosperity, I stated that enlightenment was the ultimate key to prosperity and how pursuing your mission in life would support your success. The same thing can be said about writing. Well, if you are writing to promote your Sanpo-Yoshi business, it is connected to your mission in life, and the best way to receive inspiration to write is to be connected to the source.

 

It is far more important than learning some superficial techniques.

 

The most crucial thing in developing good contents is your congruency. The fact that you are congruent with your higher-self, because that is who you really are, and it is the easiest and most natural thing to express who you are.

 

For me, writing is like meditation, or it is meditation. When I sit in front of my computer, the words appear. I don’t need to think, just let it be, and I usually come up with something to write about.

 

By the way, I am not talking about automatic writing or channeling. It is just a natural process of writing for any writer. As an artist, you all get inspirations whether you are a painter, musician or writer, but you don’t call it channeling, do you? It isn’t a big deal; I am just more connected to my unconscious mind. And I am fully conscious; it isn’t like I am in full trance or anything.

 

It all comes from activities I suggested yesterday; reading, traveling, walking, listening to people, observing, and communicating with people from all walks of life.

 

Practicing ZENWSP, in general, helps you connect with your higher-self, and it will help you become a better writer.

 

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