All posts tagged: writing as a sacred path

Writing as Spiritual Practice

. Writing and spirituality overlap in my life, and sometimes they feel like the same thing. Although I bought a lot of books on writing over the past few years to augment what I considered to be a dearth of writing know-how in creative non-fiction, lately I have been drawn to books on how writing can be used as spiritual practice. I have been able to create more writing time because I now consider¬†writing as one of my daily spiritual practices. This has made a huge difference in my attitude toward my writing life. I have dropped all writing goals. I write simply because it feeds my soul, and when my soul is not hungry, I am happy. The thought of writing early in the morning makes me want to go to sleep early and wake up earlier than usual. When you see your writing as more than a hobby, profession, or craft – as a profound expression of yourself – you have no choice but to write with utter conviction and authenticity. The deepest …