The Mindful Writer

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Lucky Day 13 of the #AtoZChallenge

The Mindful Writer

Noble Truths of the Writing Life

Taking its cue for Zen Buddhism, Dinty W. Moore examines the nature of writing in his lovely little book, The Mindful Writer, Noble Truths of the Writing Life. A former disillusioned Catholic, Dinty Moore became enamored of the Buddhist religion while conducting research for his book, The Accidental Buddhist. The beauty of The Accidental Buddhist, besides being a stellar work of non-fiction, is that it makes a case for Buddhism without even trying. For me, Buddhism goes something like this: “Come. Don’t come. Do only what make sense to you, but don’t grasp onto any of it too tightly because it will only give you brush burns. We’ll be here mindfully waiting until whenever you’re ready to begin.”   Read on…

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2 Responses to The Mindful Writer

  1. The search for truth is a personal journey!

    Happy A to Z-ing 🙂
    Ninga Minion @YolandaRenee from
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