A writer’s meditation :10 minutes of free writing

This post is in response to daily prompt  http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/ready-set-done-3/(Our weekly free-write is back: take ten minutes — no pauses! — to write about anything, unfiltered and unedited. You can then publish the post as-is, or edit a bit first — your call.)

Free writing again? I didnot know earlier that 10 minutes of free writing is offered every week. But today when I saw this prompt, I’m reminded of Meditation.

Generally the process of meditation, as far as I know, is to sit in a quiet place, close our eyes and stay calm.  We let the thoughts pass through our mind without objecting them. We try to observe our breathing and try to get into a state of peace by the end of the process.

I found this 10 minutes of free writing similar to meditation. Sit in a quiet place, open your eyes, let the fingers do their work on the keyboard. Let the thoughts flow freely. If you are going to get Nirvana through Meditation, you are going to get great ideas through free writing (that’s what I suppose the free writing is for). This unrestricted time when you try to look deep inside your mind and see what’s going on, not unconsciously but by opening your eyes and typing your thoughts into words is like a Nirvana for a writer.

I think that I formed my own theory about free writing. I have to now go back and research the real advantages of free writing. May be next week, when I see this prompt again, I would be better prepared, recollecting the interesting activities of the day as I start writing. May be over the time, it will be improve my writing. Let’s see what happens. But this unrestricted, unbounded writing is kind of fun. I’m really enjoying this. It’s like typing my thoughts as they cross my mind, like flying in a sky , like giving wings to my ideas, like the rhythmic dance of my fingers to the music of my soul. It’s a writer’s heaven without worrying about the audience, without worrying about the ‘likes’ and without worrying about anything else in the world.

Thanks daily prompt http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/ 🙂

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4 thoughts on “A writer’s meditation :10 minutes of free writing

  1. I’m not sure, but I sort of think the idea of free writing is not to be prepared, but to just let it happen. It’s always an interesting experience and I love how many different types of responses it throws up as I read through all the posts 🙂

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