Long ago, I discovered that writing was a way for me to harness, focus, and direct my active imagination. It started out as a way for me to keep myself from worrying about things I couldn’t change. It’s progressed into a form of meditation; a daily practice of contemplation, which is nothing more than the effort to bring the mind to observe the outer physical world and the inner reality of thoughts and emotions.
Another way of expressing this idea would be to say that writing has taught me how to simply be with my thoughts, rather than to struggle against or judge my thoughts. Because, in writing, there are no good or bad thoughts, since all thoughts have the ability […]