Free Your Pen

Buddhist Writing Prompt: Don’t Hold on to Your Stories

Don’t hold on to your stories reminds you to let go of your ideas about reality and yourself. It’s also about not taking these slogans too seriously. They’re just ideas or thoughts in your mind. They may be useful tools, but it’s important not to get too attached to them. The original lojong slogan is:… Continue reading Buddhist Writing Prompt: Don’t Hold on to Your Stories

Awakening

2017: The Year of Writing Better Stories

I kept trying to write this post but didn’t know what to say. How do you follow a year like 2016? What a mess! This upheaval has been a long time coming – there’s nothing strange or unexpected about it. If you understand how reality works, it all makes perfect sense. (Honest!) People are freaking… Continue reading 2017: The Year of Writing Better Stories

Psychology

Two Wolves: How to embrace your Dark Side

No doubt you’ve heard the story of the two wolves and the importance of feeding the right one. The idea is you’re meant to feed the ‘good wolf’ and the ‘bad wolf’ will wither away from neglect. But this isn’t how the story actually goes. Somehow, our way of telling this tale has become distorted,… Continue reading Two Wolves: How to embrace your Dark Side