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For all that was … Thanks.
For all that is yet to come … Yes.  

~Suzie Jennings, Source: Yoga Journal (Nov. 09)

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  1. First оff I want tto say awesokme blog! I hаd a quick
    question which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was interested to
    know how уou centeг yourself аnd clear yοur head prior to writing.

    I’ve had a harԁ tіme clearing my thoughbts inn gettіng
    my ideas out. I truly do take pleasure in wгiting hoωever it just sems like the fіrst 10 to 15 minutes are wasted sіmply just trying to figure out
    how to begin. Anу recommendаtions or tips? Thank you!

    • Last night, I tried answering your question twice and each time, it disappeared. I’ll try it again. I agree that sometimes, it is difficult to get into the writing mindset. There are some times that I find it best to walk away, do something else and come back later with a clearer head. Let me preface this to say, I am not a writer, but I’d love to be, so that why I keep writing. I say this to say that you should take what I say with a grain of salt. 🙂

      I think that the preparations leading to writing are crucial. I suggest that you have a dedicated “writing spot,” where once you enter the space, both your body and mind knows that it’s time to write. Have your writing necessities at hand and ready to go. Light a candle in a scent that both relaxes you and calms your mind. (Personally, I have a slew of essential oils in every scent that you can think of and I make a blend and put a few drops in a diffuser or a tea light. I love to use tea lights because they burn out on their own and there is little worry of burning down the house if you forget to blow it out.) In addition, make a cup of the drink of your choice be it water, coffee or tea, and I like to listen to music that you find inspires you. (I shy away from music with lyrics in that they tend to interrupt my thought processes. Once you’ve done all of that, sit down in your space, making sure that you are completely comfortable. Your aim in all of this is to make yourself as comfortable as possible so that you can focus on your writing. Finally, take a few deep, long breathes as a way to clear your mind, and, if you feel comfortable doing so, ask your higher power, be it God, the Universe, Mother Earth, or whoever appeals to you, for their help and guidance during your writing session. All that is left is for you to write. In my case, what I initially write is far different from the final product. I edit and cut and paste — a lot. I find that the most important thing is to get something on the page. Usually, once you do, your writing can flow.

      I am sorry for this lengthy reply but I hope that it helps you and answers your question. I look forward to reading your writing. Happy writing! Blessings, Lydia

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