I've joined a project with Quinn McDonald of QuinnCreative blog in her Thirty Day Creativity Practice adventure. Today is day three and it's been quite interesting. The practice involves two activities: deep writing and walking meditation.
This morning I wrote first thing before my walk. But many mornings are a huge rush--especially when I have physical therapy (which I hope to replace with morning work outs at the gym to keep the activity going once therapy is done).
I'm also sorting out the writing itself. I've been cranky lately and using the pages to vent--with a focus on doing it honestly and being aware of what I'm doing to exacerbate the issues, but still mostly I'm just ranting. I think once I get it all out, I may be able to be more directed in my writing and focused. I've decided for now to try and write a bit longer each time so I can get the daily rant over and then move on to more thoughtful and directed explorations.
The QuinnCreative blog has great ideas for exploring both the meditative walking and the deep writing. My morning pages were stream of consciousness, which is good, but I think a more directed approach may be better. Questions she asked today were: "What is the source of your creativity? Where do these good ideas come from?"--that is something I'd like to explore.
All of the photos here were taken on past morning walks. I occasionally bring my camera with me.