Most lives are spent waiting. Waiting for dreams to manifest, for trouble to end, and for life to be happy. Golden Zen reflects on the brillance of the NOW and the winks we receive from our Source to remind us we possess it all. Golden Zen is practical and mystical, instructive and reflective. You are my invited guest.

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Words: Mine Ran Away

I had such an unusual experience today with words.

I was visiting a site I like a lot for their content on writing: Men With Pens.  James asked us to share why we write, after he posted quite a brilliant piece on why he does.  I read the comments below and felt inspired to add a post.

I wrote about 3 paragraphs, edited, and was ready to push publish, when I had the strongest compulsion to really edit.  Don’t ask me how, but I knew that many of the words just didn’t want to be there.

Before I knew it I had crossed out a lot of words!

Then it appeared to me that I could use some design with the words I had left.  But even half of those words jumped off the page, never to return.

What I was left with is a poem, I think. (smile) 

I wasn’t trying to be poetic or dramatic.  I followed the words into silence and most of them wanted to leave.

All that was left is seen below.  Writing is like painting for me, it lets me let go, and then watch creation form itself.

Feel free to express your relationship with writing.  Why do you write, and can you catch your runaway words? (smile)  Be sure to check out James’ article highlighted above.

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Words

 

Contain my essence

often fail,

I persist.

 

Words

 

Describe wonders;

occupy space,

I retreat.

 

Hug silence.

no thoughts,

I am no form.

 

Stumble back

search again

for my friend,

 

Words

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning To Blog (Zen Style)

I have discovered that blogging, although they say it’s as “easy” as apple pie, is a bit more like a perfect souffle.  (They take years of practice!)

In fact, to have a successful blog is an art, takes dedication, some techie tricks, and time to read and write around the blogosphere. My challenge over the next few months is to write from the present moment and in the moment, all the while knowing that I am probably not tagging right, not pinging properly and not capturing the interest of the search engines. 

I am simply writing.  It’s a choice of waiting to be perfect, Or not waiting at all.   I have decided to experience the learning in front of my readers (if I am so lucky as to have one or two) and stay vulnerable and open to the processs. 

It doesn’t mean I won’t try my best.  No doubt there will be changes made, almost daily for several months, while I am learning.  I look forward to learning from my peers all over the blogosphere and the comments I receive from readers. 

In the Grace of the Moment,

Harmony

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