By Kimine Mayuzumi
Do you have difficulty in writing lately? What gets in the way? Procrastination, distraction, lack of motivation or imposter feelings? A productive and sustainable writing experience often requires a good state of mind and physical wellness.
In our past blog post, Why today (more than ever) you need writing rituals?: 5 reasons, Riyad Shahjahan suggests that we as writers need “a mind that is decluttered so that we can give our full attention to the task at hand.” For that, we need a ritual. Why? Because (as Riyad says) rituals help us:
- diffuse pre-writing distractions;
- imbue inner meaning and purpose in our writing time;
- focus on the process of writing rather than the outcome;
- bring closure to writing; and
- maintain sustainable writing habits.
So I had been meaning to record a guided meditation for writing such a long time. And I just made an audio version, where my dear friend, Koji Matsunobu, plays Shakuhachi (bamboo flute) in the background. Hope you enjoy it.
Narrated by Kimine Mayuzumi
Music by Koji Matsunobu