We do hold the compasses to navigate a full, rich and meaningful life. But how do we know and feel this compass of our life? How can we know and feel how close we are to living the life that we want?
Writing is one way to feel that compass in our hands and to be guided by our wants and imaginations.
Our imaginations are essential, and must at all times be protected and nurtured. Protected from those who may want to control you (such as in the use of religious dogma); and, nurtured through our musings and explorations. Our imaginations are nurtured and protected further by our holding a sacred space for our writing (in safe circles, in a writing space, with time set aside, or, in sharing our writing with others).
Our writing as a compass opens us up to listen and notice the past and present direction of our life. Where on the map of your life are you? Write about that. What are you writing about or drawn to writing about? Notice that. Write more about that. You are holding a conversation with something of value when you choose a subject and theme to write about. I find I have similar themes show up in my life and writing. The theme of belonging is in all my musings. Even in my unfinished novel this theme of belonging to ourselves, knowing who we are, threads this story together.
What are your sacred threads of navigation? What subjects and themes are threaded through your life? Write about that.
The beauty of writing is that when we share our writing, our words often become compasses for others.
Take time to explore the compass you have in your hand, where it's pointing to and where you want to go.
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All Write Wednesdays: World into Word
All Write Wednesdays is a blog about living the writer's life. Everything in our lives is material to explore & write about. Here, the spiritual path meets up with the writer's path. Read the All Write Wednesdays posts.