15 Tools Inspired by Eastern Wisdom to Find Stillness in a Storm Part II

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Wanting to leave you satiated though not with ingestion, as it was such grand offering, read part one here: When Things Go Wrong—15 Tools Inspired By Eastern Wisdom to Find Stillness in a Storm. Next week, returning to more writerly topics, elated to welcome storytelling aficionado Angela Ackerman, creator of One Stop For Writers, a powerhouse online library like no other, […]

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When Things Go Wrong—15 Tools Inspired By Eastern Wisdom to Find Stillness in a Storm Part I

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 During life’s inevitable shifts, these tools & teachings help you find calm in chaos, ground & centre you, giving you a little control in how to respond—in even the trickiest of circumstances. Read Part II for 8 more practices, here. “I feel like an inadequate machine, a machine that breaks down at crucial moments, and grinds to a dreadful halt,” wrote poet, novelist and memoirist, May Sarton in […]

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Pema Chödrön on Why to Meditate

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We do not meditate in order to be comfortable. In other words, we don’t meditate in order to always, all the time, feel good. Meditation gives us the opportunity to have an open, compassionate attentiveness to whatever is going on. The meditative space is like the big sky— spacious, vast enough to accommodate anything that […]

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Find Clarity & Presence with a Swift Meditation for Busy Creatives

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If you’re feeling a little mentally clouded, a touch hazy in the head, and want to liberate yourself from this place so you can get on with the work — with writing, creating, and making your art — one swift means to clarity, and calm is to practice this simple meditation technique each time you feel overwhelmed, stressed-out, or in […]

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2 Minutes of Stillness | Meditation

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Just a couple of minutes of soothing visualisation can calm you in body and mind, silencing your internal chatter, reduce creative anxiety, and refresh your passion and inspiration too. As our inner voice can be so easily drowned out by our busy world, it makes it all the more essential — for you, and your creativity — to find stillness and connect to your inner being. […]

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Pema Chödrön on the Moment, Not Taking Things Personally and Liberation

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How to taste the quality of the moment by Pema Chödrön It could be the main koan of your life. How to taste the quality of the moment, of the week, without the labels of good and bad, or succeeding and failing. But really just get used to tasting or knowing or experiencing the quality […]

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7 Reasons to Meditate if You Write or Make Art

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A consistent meditation practice infuses and informs everything life, offering you a creative freedom quite unmatched by any other practice. Through stilling your mind and relocating your centre, in as little as five minutes a day, meditation offers a plethora of benefits to both your life and creativity. Even the greatest authors and artists can experience […]

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Hunsani Meditation to Sleep Well and Wake Full of Creativity

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Everything becomes more difficult if you are exhausted. An unrested writer may find connecting to that elusive flow all the more tricky. Ensuring you sleep well is one of the finest health tips that exist and crucial for your creativity. Yet so many people find that their evenings are swallowed up before they’ve truly relaxed or find […]

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Unwind in an Instant: Ancient Ways to Chill Out and Relax

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True relaxation is far more than just resting the body but an integrated act that ensures every aspect of your being is rejuvenated and returned to its own exquisite equilibrium. No matter what is happening in your personal adventure, instead of allowing any stress to overwhelm you, which always hampers with your creativity, choose to sample a […]

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Simple 5-Minute Meditation for Beginners

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5-Minute Meditation This simple meditation is ideal for those new to the practice. Although people meditate for many different reasons, they all share the common goal of relaxing and calming the mind. Your aim, while meditating, is to release tension in order to bring about mental states that are more peaceful. “There is no success […]

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