Writing meditation is an exercise I developed for my upcoming book, “How to Meditate for Beginners.” The purpose is to direct our subconscious mind to effortlessly change our behavior.
It is a variation of the loving-kindness meditation practiced in various Eastern traditions. However, instead of reciting or listening to the affirmations, we write them out by hand. It takes only 10 minutes a day. That’s it.
The purpose of loving-kindness meditation is to cultivate unconditional love for all people and living beings. What the writing meditation does is reprogram our subconscious in a way that seems to be much more effective than simply reading, hearing, or reciting the words.
Writing meditation works really well for:
- Improving your relationships
- Healing the wounds from your past
- Helping you overcome your shyness
- Boosting your self-confidence
- Dealing with anger issues
- Enhancing your overall spiritual growth
- And even helping you sleep better at night
After about a week of practicing the writing meditation, you will find yourself becoming more social and outgoing. You will also find yourself being more compassionate, understanding, and loving with friends, family members, and even strangers. The most amazing part is that the changes will take place without any conscious effort, no matter how old, or set in your ways you may be. Writing meditation will literally transform your life in just a matter of days.
“This is a really great idea. Often times writing is more effective for me than just reciting. Thanks, Charles.” James Gummer.
It also works best with a daily mindfulness meditation practice. While the writing meditation will yield immediate results, the mindfulness meditation will help make the changes permanent. If you need help in this area, I would recommend the Quick Start to Mindfulness Meditation CD. It gives you clear and simple instructions, so you can get the most from your meditation practice.
Click here to download a free printable copy of the writing meditation. Instructions are included. We also have writing meditations for weight loss, smoking cessation, and living the mindfulness meditation practice. You can download them from the Resources section of our website.
I hope you enjoy the writing meditation and get as much out of it as we have. Best wishes for success on your spiritual journey.
Charles A. Francis