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Monday, November 29, 2004

What do you need to start Lifewriting?

Well, most importantly, you don't need to send me money.  This ain't that kind of party. So, what IS necessary? Three basic things

1) a career discipline or goal that makes your heart happy, and will support you in comfort.  The thrust of this blog will be writing, but squint a little, and you'll see all other life disciplines contained within the wisdom here.  Hey--it ain't my wisdom.  I'm just gathering it together and expressing it in my life.  As Musashi says:  "Know one thing, know ten thousand things."
2) A commitment to a healthy intimate relationship with another adult human being.  If you aren't currently in one, improving your spiritual/emotional relationship with yourself if a perfect start.
3) A physical discipline for daily practice.  That's right, daily.  You eat everyday, right?  YOur ancestors had to move every day to earn it.  Now, that doesn't mean a huge amount of time.  what is the minimum necessary to create the vital mind-body connection?  Probably about five minutes. What is the optimum to create serious health and fitness?  Probably an hour, 3-6 times a week.  anyone not willing to fall somewhere between these extremes need read no further.  Now--where can  you find the knowledge necessary?  Yoga, Tai Chi, Chi Gung --all are great and profound systems.  Look into Pilates, swimming, walking, weight training, or Tae Bo style work.  Efficient.  Go to www.rmax.tv, www.dragondoor.com or buy my own "Five Minute Miracle."  but you MUST make the body-mind connection alive, or you CANNOT maximize the strength of your emotions and intellect.  THAT is the position this blog takes.  That is lifewriting.  There are other paths--seek them out with my blessing (as if you needed it!).  But I must be inflexible about this.  The life of the spirit often attracts people so wounded they don't want to deal with the flesh.  guess what?  You can't get there without going through the body, the heart, and the community.  That's why the chakra chart starts from the most basic human needs and progresses upwards.  Trying to access spirit without having mastered the earthly disciplines is called "waking your kundalini up backwards."  It will literally drive you insane.
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So--that's it.  I will try to point you in the direction of free resources and other teachers with information that will help you.  But you must make a commitment to working all three arenas, or, simply put, don't come back--I can't help you.
But for you writers out there who want to tell your stories with grace and power, find your own voice, possibly build a career...

Have I got a life for YOU!

Steve

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