What follows is the second of three labyrinth pieces that I wrote in my journal this morning … the one I feel drawn to share here today. I’ve recorded it as an audio file so you can listen as you look because I realize trying to read these pieces online is more than challenging. I hope you’ll find it of interest and share your thoughts in the comments section below … or in email if you prefer. If you feel so inclined, may I suggest you sit with a blank page in front of you and experiment with labyrinth writing yourself. I’ve included some more specific directions at the bottom of the page to assist if needed, but trusting your inner wisdom always takes precedence. All that’s needed is a bit of uninterrupted time and a little willingness to experiment.
Press play to listen to me read this piece now:
Take a few moments to sit quietly focusing on the natural outflow and inflow of your breath until you feel relaxed. Draw a line randomly on the page in an amorphous squiggle of some sort or just start writing whatever comes to mind anywhere … and rotate the page whenever you feel the need. Keep your pencil moving without thinking about anything at all … repeat words if necessary until a new word shows up … and if you run out of line before you’re finished, use the empty space to continue wandering with words until the piece feels complete. If you need additional pages to finish feel free. Just write without worry. Give yourself permission to write without thought or judgment … trusting the process to see what happens.
If you’d like more information, you’ll find it here: Writing to Learn. If you’re willing to share after writing, please feel free to use the comment area for that purpose, send me email at firstname.lastname@example.org … share with a friend or loved one, publish on your own blog (with a link back here perhaps) or keep your writing private. Whatever feels right to you is perfect, but I’d love to read whatever writing and/or feedback you’re willing to share.
Thought for Today
“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”Sylvia Plath