These rules, which I now call guidelines are for me. If you like what you read, please feel free to adopt and adapt any strategies that I use to make my writing better.
I use mindful meditation as a tool for many things. One thing that it helps me to do is to clear my mind. Or deal with thoughts that block me from doing my best of anything. So if I can meditate, clear my mind of intrusive thoughts and deal with thoughts that block my writing it makes me a better writer.
I wrote one poem before I meditated today and one poem after I meditated. It doesn’t mean that one poem is better than the other but it allowed me to write more about my process on how I can approach writing. Which I have done briefly so far.
This is a poetry post for Blogging 101. It’s what some of my readers seem to want to read. It’s also about trying to figure out what I want to write.
annihilation of the thoughts that are pulling and pushing.
The left brain massaged with green, yellow, white.
With three columns
Maybe and No,
Cut off from the list stamped on and kicked behind me.
Sleep is now upon me.
I dare to dream.
I’m in a constraint.
Unsure of what I want.
I can go left or right or straight ahead.
Running man; but not three ways.
I want them all.
I can’t have them all.
It’s one or the other or the other.
Heart, head and body in conflict.
Heart wants what the heart wants.
Head wants what the head wants.
Body wants what the body wants.
Each one wants what each one wants.
Heart wants a connection.
Head wants what makes sense.
Body wants pleasures.
This is far from balanced and I am troubled.
The trick is in figuring out which part of me leads the others.
The trick is in figuring out which part of me will lead today.
The trick is in figuring out which part of me will get to decide.
When all I want to do is glide.
Perhaps I will soar.
Testing me, man.
Like never before.
I have been able to write a clearer blog post because of my meditation. I was able to write two poems, instead of one. Works for me.