So a new season of writing groups has started. Actually, it started almost a month ago, but I’m just now catching up, so to start this new month, here’s an invitation…
The first Friday back we completed with a ‘sit for 3, write for 3’…
Make sure you have something to write on and with.
Have a timer of some sort.
Sit for three minutes in silence, turning your attention inward, closing your eyes if you wish to.
Now write for three minutes, whatever comes.
Below is what I wrote that day…
Is this how a seed feels before it shoots? Tingling. Reckless. Aware of the risks ahead, but not paying them heed because that crack, that sliver of light – there’s a whole, huge, wild, bountiful, beautiful world out there, somewhere. It emerges, and the dangers become easier to see, but it’s too late – life has taken over and the stretch towards the sun is…inevitable.
An opening. A beginning.
Darkness doesn’t exist in and of itself, it’s just an absence of light, not an is-ness of itself.
Days begin again.
School starts again.
Autumn arrives again.
There are so many beginnings…always, always the chance…to begin again.
So, all it takes is six minutes a day, and you can bring yourself and your creativity alive again. It’s just a matter of paying attention – then reflecting that back using paper and pen. And if you’d like to share your own responses in the comments below – please go ahead! Delight and enlighten me 🙂
Love and blessings all….