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Writing never comes easy to me. Most times, it’s a struggle. It’s only through practice that I’m able to help that lotus reach the surface, and bloom.

Journal and Tarot

Journal and Tarot.

Writing never comes easy to me. Most times, it’s a struggle. Facing a blank page is like facing a judge: all sorts of emotions rise up to the surface making me feel inadequate, insecure, unable to meet the task at hand. It’s only when I jump, when I take a daring step and I start writing whatever comes to mind that the words, the ideas, the sentences begin to flow and I can make sense of the turmoil that is my mind. This inner landscape, this vast resource of ideas, hope, and clarity can only be tapped by treading lightly. Like the old Buddhist adage asserts: “No mud, no lotus.” When I sit down to write, I’m carefully—mindfully—tending to the muck, the mud that is my mind. It’s only through writing—an active form of meditation—that I’m able to make sense of that rich, fertile ground. It’s only through practice that I’m able to help that lotus reach the surface, and bloom.

The Practice of Contemplative Photography.

About the author Walter

Walter lives and works in and around South Florida. When not practicing or studying acupuncture, you can find him at one of Miami’s beaches, or in a coffee shop lost in the pages of a good book. Walter enjoys diverse interests such as reading Tarot, practicing Qi Gong and Tai Chi, learning Buddhist dharma, practicing shamanic healing, writing for his blogs, reading Oriental philosophy, traveling to new places and old favorites, exploring contemplative photography with his iPhone, sitting quietly in meditation, practicing healthy fitness, and promoting wellbeing.

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