All Posts by Wes

Writing For No Reason is Writing for the Right reason

Without silence there is no rest, and, without rest, there is no rejuvenation for the body or the mind. In a busy life, filled with never-ending demands and distractions, it is important to establish a space of sanctuary, a moment to regenerate, a time to clear the channel of perception, and especially a time to connect with our inner voice.

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Being You is Being Unique

The ideas and ideals I share are not original. That is, I have been reading and absorbing the ramblings of others for decades. And I can see they too were influenced by teachers and mentors. Einstein built his imagined reality upon the works of those he studied. Even the Bible is built upon the collection […]

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One Word at a Time: A Place to Start

Balance harmony, peace of mind, fulfillment, security friendship, companionship, affection, health and wellness, clear thoughts, success. We seek fulfillment and success in all areas of life. This is a partial list, a place to start. Now create your own list. To start, choose one word to contemplate. Contemplate on paper. Record your insights and your reflections about what each word means to you personally.

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Don’t Wait for Clarity

Don’t wait to start writing until your thoughts are clear. Even a vague notion is a good place to start. In a thick fog nothing is clear, nothing take shape until you approach it closely. Our thoughts do not need to be clear to be pure in their meaning. As you write, your thoughts will clear, and they can grow in clarity, or they can stay intriguing and nebulous, like a half-remembered dream.

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What Makes a Great Personal Story

Reflecting on his own improbable path into the Moth community, where storytellers tell true stories in front of a live audience and end up feeling like they have “walked through fire and been embraced and loved,” Gaiman considers what makes a great Moth story — which is ultimately a question of what it isin a human story that makes us real to one another through the act of its telling:

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Finding Balance

To find balance between a busy life and the stillness of your core being, learn to harness the power of your thoughts through discipline. “Writing for Insight” is a disciplined action which helps focus your attention. Through this discipline, it is possible to align your thoughts with your intention.

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