First I'd like to say thank you to Diane Balch at Simple Living and Eating for letting me write a guest post on her wonderful site. Please visit and read Wabi Sabi.
Writing is new for me. I was never particularly good at it in school. I was a math person. Grammar is still troublesome for me to this day. So why do I torture myself like this? Well, I read a lot and feel like I run across so many great ideas that I'd like to share with others. This summer a friend (thank you Maya) suggested that I write a blog. At first I said sure - thinking that no one would read it, but it would be fun. As my readership has grown, so has my vision. I now blog with a purpose - to provide ideas for meaningful living.
I ran across an article on the IDP blog the other day about mindful writing in which other writers stated their reasons for writing. I liked many of them so much that I picked my favorites and created a personal writer's manifesto from them. I'd like to share it with you today.
“Write to grow in love, truthfulness, and compassion.”
“To share and inspire.”
“To explore what as human beings we have to offer.”
“To give birth to places that don’t yet exist.”
“To help people say hello to things.”
“To give a gift back to life, humanity, all life, the universe.”
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