Free Write #1 | #SoulfulSunday

 

Today, I joined my good friends Shilpa Halwe and Vinitha Dileep for a #SoulfulSunday writing session. Since this has been a time when many of us have not been writing or blogging regularly, we thought this practice of writing or writing’s sake might just be the thing we need, to get away from the ‘busy’-ness, and spend a few quiet minutes in meditative writing practice. This was followed by a timed 10-minute free-writing exercise, which we felt was also intended to help flex our writing muscles, in the process. This was the underlying concept that got us started. 

So, what did we three do? We meditated and then we wrote—our spontaneous, free-flowing, no-editing-done and no-proof-read pieces of writing, that we shared with the world at the push of a button.

Suffice to say, it was a wonderfully therapeutic experience, way beyond what we could have imagined before we started on the pratice.

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This journey into the inner realms of the mind truly spoke to the soul! I loved it. I’m really keen to see where this meditative writing practice takes us in the weeks to come. In case you’re interested in joining us, please do reach out. We’ll be more than happy to share the details. The more the merrier.

Meanwhile, here’s my journal entry, for this week. Handwritten, rough and unedited! 

 

 

The highlight of this practice was that writing together strengthened the community feeling for us, —something that has been sorely missing in our blogging groups lately. Personally, it was also a revelation of the power of writing together—motivating and inspiring one another to lead ourselves into our writing grooves and produce a piece of work, even when we might not have been entirely sure what we would be writing. Totally worth the while, I’d say!

So, that’s it for now. If you’re joining us, stay tuned for details.

Until next week, goodbye!

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Written as part of our #SoulfulSunday freewriting exercise—a concept ideated by Vinitha, Shilpa and yours truly.

 

 

 

18 thoughts

    1. Thank you, Shinjini. You’re so right. That’s exactly what we discovered after our session of meditation. It was a wonderful experience, actually. Do join us, if you’d like to give it a try sometime, Shinjini. 🙂

  1. Wow I am blown away by the concept of the writing exercise and your handwriting Esha. Such a beautiful way to inspire oneself to write – more power to you girls!! And your words are even ore beautiful to read – I hope you continue this and keep sharing with us.

    1. Thanks a lot, Shalini. It is a wonderful exercise in writing which you must try sometime. I guess it’s the feeling of calm and peace within, that allows for better reflection and provides just the right inspiration to write when we think we can’t. You must try it sometime, Shalini. We’re going to be there every Sunday at 7 pm, meditating and writing together. We’ll be happy to have you join us. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Natasha. I loved the experience especially after feeling so calm and peaceful within. Totally worth a try, dear, if you’d love to join in. We’re there, every Sunday at 7 pm, meditating and writing together. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Nabanita. So kind of you to say so. Glad you too agree about writing being cathartic. It was a beautiful experience to write after listening to such a calming meditative music. Care to give it a try sometime? If you do, we’d love to have you join us, Naba. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Corinne! It was a wonderful boost for us. Would love to see where this takes us in the coming days. 🙂

  2. Wow! Trust you to come up with something so beautiful in a 10 minute free write session, Esha! Wonder what you would do if you had days to yourself to simply sit, and write to your heart’s desire <3

    1. Thank you so much, Shilpa! It felt so good doing this together. I can’t even imagine what this will lead us into, in the coming days/weeks. Sure, it fuels me to write and feel happy. And that is a good enough start, right?

  3. Look at you unpacking those marvelous thoughts in those pages! Your musings are like a smoothly flowing stream of water or like that first sun rays that stream through the window! Trust me I loved reading your beautiful thought flow.
    And yes, life is a blessing no matter how difficult it seems at times. ❤️ I am so happy that we did this together, Esha. 🤗🤗❤️

    1. You are way too kind, my dear! Reading your comment made me absolutely delighted, so thanks from the bottom of my heart, Vinitha. I’m so excited to see how we’ll take this on in the coming days and what kind of writing we will get to see from one another. Loving the decision to do this together, Vinitha. So happy we did this. 🤗❤️🤗

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