Who is the “I” that watches your thoughts? Who is the “I” that observes your moods and feelings? How often are you aware of their presence?
Where do they retreat to when you are noisy? Or are they there all along, like a noiseless white noise? like the dark absence under the presence of light?
How much shame to they observe in you? How much joy? How much grief? How much compassion?
When you think of this “I” – what form does it take? And when you let that conceptualisation fall away – fall apart and away from a sensual existence which sensual aspects disintegrate first? Visual concept? Smell? Texture? Temperature? Sound(s)? Which is the last to go? And what rushes in to the fill the space of sensual conceptualisation?
Are there still words? Is there still sense? Is there meaning without sense?
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
Welcome! And thank you for reading. I hope the weekly prompts will be a source of inspiration as you create your own path of personal development!
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*An important disclaimer and explanation: therapeutic writing – like the writing prompts offered here – is not therapy. There is no shrink, no guru, no pathfinder, no wise crone. The questions and the writing process can have a therapeutic effect on people. The growth process (if there is one) is the result of your own work/thoughts/desires. If you find yourself in a dark and painful place, please stop writing immediately and seek professional help!
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