Where Dreams Meet the Business of Writing

It’s April! That means it’s time for the ‘BLOGGING A to Z CHALLENGE’. Everyday this month (except Sunday) bloggers will be blogging to a theme, using different letter of the alphabet – running, of course, from A to Z.

I’m blogging about WRITER’S ZEN: Where writing and meditation meet.

Meditation and positive affirmations can directly benefit our lives in many aspects. It also can benefit our writing — in the creative aspects, our productivity, our career as an author, our feelings about writing and much more. I’m making a conscious effort to make more time in my life for meditation. I’m also practicing using some of these techniques to improve my writing. Through the A to Z blog challenge, I’m sharing some of mine with you.

Read through the affirmations for each subject. Some will probably resonate with you better than others. Maybe all of them will. Maybe none of them will. We are all on our own paths, having diverse needs at different times. Even on our own individual journey, we still require different words and messages on different days.

Pick one or two thoughts that speak to you. Sit quietly for a few moments. Repeat the affirmations to yourself. Say them aloud. Reflect on how these thoughts affect your life and your writing. Are there roadblocks in your life that is stopping the goodness from entering? Are we in any way allowing this roadblock to exist? Are we putting it there ourselves? Open your mind to allowing new possibilities to present themselves.

If a phrase feels more needed, copy it onto an index card or post-it note. Keep it with you, in the car, or on the computer. Repeat throughout the day, reinforcing the message.

Give it a try! Let me know if these help your writing, or if you have any thoughts on affirmations that would be useful to use in your daily life.

Happy Writing!

uplift tea bag

A to Z: ‘U’ is for UPLIFTING

The writing community is a special one.

We uphold, uplift and encourage one another.

Other writers and authors helped me on my journey to where I am now. Showing my gratitude to those who helped me; I encourage other writers.

I support and inspire writers within my sphere of influence.

I offer encouraging words.

I am a cheerleader. “You can do it!” I say.

I offer kind words to my discouraged writer friends.

I offer help and support.

I prod when needed, knowing that sometimes that gentle little push – or nudge- is what’s necessary.

I inspire others to write, to write daily and to write what’s in their hearts.

I encourage the writers in my life.

uplifting others

 

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Comments on: "A to Z: ‘U’ is for UPLIFTING" (6)

  1. I truly believe all of them. Thank you.
    Nana Prah

  2. What a lovely blog. I agree about encouragement, how important it is, even if you are critiquing – 5 nice things for every criticism!

    My husband and I and our son (who got us into it) do Transcendental Meditation and find it makes us healthier, happier, more relaxed, more accepting, more creative, more energetic – the list is very long!

    Liz A-Z http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

    • Thank you Liz. I agree with you on how important the encouragement is during a critique. Too often it can turn into a bashing session, crushing a writers spirit in the process. I like your 5 nice things for every criticism!
      And so true about TM. Many, many benefits!
      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. I like this one: We uphold, uplift and encourage one another.

    Well, they were all pretty good…

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