It’s amazing how our internal thought processes seriously effect how we write, what we write, and when we write. Writing is a completely cathartic process, whether we know it or not. (I know that there are many stories of writers out there who are alcoholics, drug addicts, etc etc… but those a a few out of many. And perhaps writing wasn’t enough to actually help those people… perhaps they needed a bit more of something.)
I am a true believer that our bodies and minds will heal themselves through a series of motions, if we allow it. I didn’t know that this was happening years ago when I first turned to writing, I was writing my way out of some pretty emotional issues that I was having due to my parents breaking up.
Little did I know the process of turning to my inner worlds and writing them out would lead me to writing a number of different books and stories. I always knew that I had them within me – I just didn’t realise that I had the potential to access them, warp them, process them, and churn them out into a readable format. This process of creativity is truly amazing.
Over the past ten weeks I have been living more of a holistic lifestyle. Yes – this does mean daily meditation, a mixture of yoga, pilates, and walking… and I’m eating differently. I cannot be bothered putting rubbish into my system anymore. I have absolutely had enough of it. So I have actively persued to change my lifestyle for the better. And I feel better. Much much better.
I consider writing and creativity to be a very major part in this holistic process. Writing and delving into my inner worlds throws me into a very zen-like trance, and there are often times that I am amazing by what I come out with.
So I say this here and now – find your Inner Zen Mode. This may be through meditation, writing, or some other form of other creative outlet (because we all have one). But whatever you do – you need to find it. It’s an incredibly important factor in your life, and you need to pay attention to it. I don’t know how I would get through my life at the moment without turning to it.
Of course there are days that you’re gonna have that are a bit rubbish… but hopefully if you can delve into your ‘Inner Zen Mode’ – they will only be moment – not whole days.
Finding your Inner Zen Mode is good for the soul. And your soul will thank you for it.