Or: The Best Ten Minutes I Ever Spent Before Creating
I know there are many people who say they just "can't" meditate, but I find it extremely helpful when my brain is just too full to get out of its own way. So I went to YouTube, typed "guided meditation for writing" into the search bar, and gave the first video I found a try. It is ten minutes long, and by the time I opened my eyes again, I was totally ready to rock and roll... but I knew I had to blog about it, first.
The meditation guides you through the desert, to "a box the size of a warehouse". Instantly, I pictured a cross between the flat-pack metal storage sheds my father erected in his backyard, and Warehouse 13....
And all of this was only the briefest part of the meditation. I filled a gigantic room with my own whimsy and dreams in a matter of minutes. I won't spoil the end of the meditation for those of you who want to give it a listen ... because the surprise at the end was part of what made it so amazing.
But it got me to thinking ... hey, friends and fellow "volatile creative types" ... what's in YOUR box?
Leave me a comment below ... in the meantime, I'm off to go write!
Until next time,