Learning to Slide

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  1. First off I want to say terrific blog! I had a quick
    question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind.
    I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind before
    writing. I have had a hard time clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out there.
    I do take pleasure in writing however it just seems like the first 10
    to 15 minutes are generally lost just trying to figure out
    how to begin. Any ideas or hints? Cheers!

    1. THanks for the praise, Pasquale. That’s a good way to get me to answer your Q. Besides, its something I’ve been meaning to address in a post soon anyway.
      SO: alot of my writing is done quick and dirty on notepad or actual paper, then transferred to word for spell-checking and any formatting that’s needed (not much of that here) and I edit as its copied onto my blog before posting. But my actual thought process is another thing entirely. You see, I have been in the habit pf meditating everyday – usually in the morning after I’ve done my waking-up-things, and I take as much time as I can to close my eyes, sitting comfortably or lying down and watch my breathing. Its always surprising how easy it is to get out of my thinking mind and into observing the internal rhythms of my life’s processes. Usually in the process some ‘brilliant’ idea will occur to me and I have trained myself to make a mental note of it and then forget it – Thoughts will have us running around, chasing things we don’t need or want, so our thinking is not always in our best interests. After meditating I find that wherever I put my attention, the threads of logic will order the flow of my expression into a coherent narrative (i’d like to hope) and I just start making notes. Headings and a flow chart, not sentences, and suddenly the writing will take off and I’m trying to catch up with my inner voice dictation using my meagre typing skills.
      Hope this Helps. Write ON !

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