Imagine yourself in Warrior 1: Your chest high, your spine centered in your body – is your body a truthful expression of your state-of-mind? If not, can you move your state-of-mind to be truthful in alignment with your body?
Was your most recent lie a lie of words, deeds, or posture?
Who were you lying to? What color is your lie? What animal sound does it make when it creeps around the edges of your consciousness? What does it smell like, and when do you notice its presence?
Why is this lie difficult to let go of? What purpose does it serve?
If you could tease apart the lie and remove it from the circumstances where it was formed, what shape would it have? How would you pick it up? Handle it?
How big would the hole be that it left behind? What would happen to your picture of reality? Who else might notice a difference?
What would you do with this lie? Lock it in a vault? Throw it in the sea? Digest it?
What was gained through the lie? What can be regained despite it?
Secular Writing Prompts INSPIRED by the ethics expressed in Yoga & Buddhist Ideals
A Meditative Approach to Your Creative Writing //A Creative Approach to Your Meditation Practice
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