Writing Inspiration

Writing is a deep practice

“Writing is a practice of looking deeply. …Even before we begin writing, during whatever we are doing – gardening or sweeping the floor – our book or essay is being written deep in our consciousness. To write a book, we must write with our whole life, not just during the moments we are sitting at our desk. When writing a book or an article, we know that our words will affect many people. We do not have the right just to express our own suffering if it brings suffering to others. Many books, poems, and songs take away our faith in life. …writers need to practice Right Speech to help our society move again in the direction of peace, joy, and faith in the future.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, from The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching

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