How to Find Writing Inspiration

By Becca Chopra

Everyone who has gone through life’s tough experiences and come out the other end has wisdom to share. We’re all experts at life’s lessons and we all have the knowledge to fill many self-help books. But, where to start? What words to use?

One of my friends who has gone through breast cancer, broken bones, and loss of a parent at a young age, has learned methods of coping, plus inspiration to help others as well. So, she’s starting to write. You may have a story to tell as well, and it’s cathartic (which can be good) to get your words out.

But where does the inspiration to write come from? From the chakra standpoint, the Third Eye chakra. This is the chakra that opens you to your spirit guides or higher self or higher knowing, whatever terminology you choose to use. You can access the “muse,” your inner guidance, and messages from the Infinite, all when in the alpha state, when opening your Third Eye.

You’re also in the alpha state when you’re near sleep. Don’t you wake up in the middle of the night and wish you had a pencil and paper to jot down your great ideas? Another time you empty your “monkey mind” is when exercising. When I go for a run, just the right words for a headline, slogan, or retort to a criticism will pop into my mind. While a nap or a run might not fit into your work day, meditation can easily fit into 10-minute breaks when you’re up against the wall of writer’s block.

MEDITATE TO WRITE BETTER

Meditation is a daily practice that has numerous health benefits, because it reduces the stress response on all of the body’s organs and systems, sharpening the mind and enhancing calm and clear thinking.

Research studies continue to report on the power and benefits of meditation. A new study from the University of North Carolina shows that people who meditated for 20 minutes a day performed 10 times better than ones who didn’t meditate.

Not just 100% better, but 10 times or 1000% better, an amazing shift.

If you’re writing your next article or book, imagine how that would affect your productivity and creativity. In fact, meditation could be a great way to overcome writer’s block.

Some might say meditation is one of the fastest ways of coming up with new ideas. But how can you fit it in?

1) Find a regular place in your home, office or garden where you can sit quietly for 10 minutes without disturbance.

2) Choose the style of meditation that feels right to you:

– A guided visualization you can listen to on your iPod,

– A traditional meditation where you focus on your breath or a mantra,

– A more active meditation where you relax through a few deep breaths, focus on a specific question or topic, and wait for answers/inspiration to come in.

So, calm your mind with meditation and open it to creativity.

For more on chakras, and to listen to a guided Chakra Meditation that you can listen to while sitting or lying down, please go to [http://www.thechakras.org]http://www.thechakras.org.

For more information, contact Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries, at info@indieauthorcounsel.com.

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