Spirituality is about discovering one’s true nature. Perhaps you’re already a spiritual person. On the other hand, you may not consider yourself to be spiritual at all. There are certain practices associated with spirituality though, that could help you with your writing. Read on to find out what these are, and how you can apply them to your life and to your work.
1. Connect with Nature
Spending time in natural surroundings can be a wonderful way to spark up ideas for new stories, and novels, or for those you are currently working on. Go for walks outdoors in woods or a forest close by, or perhaps in the countryside, and spend some time with the flowers, plants, trees, and wildlife around you.
Don’t force yourself to think about your writing when you engage in such activities. Just allow any thoughts about writing to emerge naturally and see if any new ideas for character development, settings, and plots and so on, come into your mind.
2. Be in the Present Moment
When you’re planning a new story, it’s natural to use your ability to think and scope out a general outline for it. Similarly, you may think about how to deal with a difficulty with a piece you may be writing, and considers options to overcome the block you are facing. Indeed, thinking can be great tool to solve problems.
However, there is also much merit in not thinking at all, and being totally in the present moment. When you spend increasing amounts of time in the moment, the actions you then subsequently take (such as getting back to your writing) will be spontaneous and creative.
One way you can be in the present moment is to observe your breathing going in and out, keeping your entire attention on your respiration. Whenever your mind begins to wander into thoughts about this or that, just bring your attention back to your breathing.
3. Practice Silence
In order to really allow creativity to emerge from your true inner self, take time away from everyday distractions. This means spending periods without continuous bombardment from your smartphones, tablets, laptops, radios, and televisions.
One of the best ways to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life is to attend a short meditation retreat. However, your life maybe such, that it is difficult to isolate yourself completely from the outside world in this way. Having said this, you can still take little steps such as taking a break from the online world for a few days.
4. Be of Service
An approach to life where you give to others not only helps people in less fortunate circumstances than you, it also helps to nourish your soul. By giving to others through helping friends, family and doing voluntary work, you come across individuals with their own lives dealing with real human experiences. The interactions you have with others when you serve them can be a wonderful source of inspiration for your writing.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’]https://writingtipsoasis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/hv1.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Hiten Vyas is the Founder and Managing Editor of eBooks India. He is also a prolific eBook writer with over 25 titles to his name.[/author_info] [/author]