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Writing in a notebook

All you really need to get your juices flowing is a notebook, lined or not. I've used blank pages in my Sketchbooks before. There is something timeless in writing on plain open spaces such as a good quality Sketchbook or a plain Journal. These empty pages lure me in and entice the potential of magical words from my pen and plot them on the paper.

Writing may seem like a thing reserved for Authors, Journalists and Autobiographers. Even though the seasoned writers have a reason to write, as they may find a varying degree of inspiration to do so. Here in my Daily Meditation sessions I reach into the unlimited powers of my Source and wait silently for a few prompts from beyond my own mind. It could almost be akin to being divinely inspired. Although I have not been able to tap into the realm of Hemingway or Monet, I still feel like the words coming from my pen is from a place deeper inside. Many of the books I'm interested in do come from writers who have tapped into sources out of the norm. So it happens that many Fictional novelists have captured their audience with a writers' imagination and a love for fantasy creatures an awe inspiring descriptive scene and words that flow over each other like in the movies we like so much. While Non-Fiction is reserved and sourced for it's information and facts, based on experience and a recorded history. The dimensions of depth one can reach with words are sometimes empty and unfathomable. Incomprehensible. Empty in some way. Cold and impersonal. Words are not always warm and alluringly beautiful. Therein lies the diversity and complex nature of the expression: "words don't teach"

A book I've had my eyes on for a while "Handwriting works magic" by Author(s) TASCHEN

  • First Edition

  • Published: 16th July 2019

  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers

  • ISBN: 9783836574389

The book is described on the Zookal website by mentioning that it transports us back to defining moments in history. It goes on to explain that it is filled with creativity. The pages are filled with everyday life activities and intimately connects us with the people who marked the page of the times it was written in. For nearly half a century, Brazilian author and publisher Pedro Corrêa do Lago has been assembling one of the most comprehensive autograph collections of our era. During his searches he's acquired thousands of handwritten letters, manuscripts, and musical compositions as well as inscribed photographs, documents, and drawings. This book just reverberates everything I love about a book. The nostalgia of the past, the handwritten splendour of letters and the search for magnificence. I don't know about you, but in those thousands of pages the magic of life, love and contemplation lies captured in the meticulously written words of each of those pages.

You could fall habitually in love with writing and a day later loathe the mere sight of a pen. However you managed to land yourself in a situation, I assure you that a few moments of quiet contemplation and easing your mind to a place where it doesn't matter what you experience is sure to bring a centred balance and equilibrium where you can freely choose what you want instead.

Today, I give you my thoughts on writing in any old notebook you have on hand and giving those captured thoughts a place to go. Writing is a truly freeing experience and helps to organise ones mind and give order to endless list lost in a jumble of disarray.

Find a few minutes a day to ease yourself into a state of calm, I promise that you'll feel a whole lot better for doing so. Drawing from an endless source of relaxation and inner reflection, we can easily find a place of love and connect within it. The only trouble you'll have is writing fast enough when the words come through smoother and unhindered.

You can enjoy my short YouTube video about the Daily Meditation practice of writing in a notebook or Journal here:

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