What am I writing for?

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
~Ernest Hemingway

Every morning I ask myself these questions. What am I writing for? What am I practicing for? The answers vary widely yet patterns emerge. I am writing for peace. I am practicing for enlightenment. I am writing to be open to what arises. I am practicing to go with the flow.

I write because I feel I must. I don’t always feel I must publish, but I always feel as though I must write. When a subject saunters into view that I feel I must explore through writing, I clear my voice and express my ideas. This freedom of expression through writing, like my body’s freedom of expression in yoga, is a genuine and great freedom for which I am eternally grateful.

What are you writing for?

What are you practicing for?

(What some other people are writing for:
Why I open my veins
by Lynn Johnson Hassleberger

Who am I writing for by Wade Hodges)

Published by yogafreedom

Michelle Margaret Fajkus is a yoga teacher and freelance writer, editor and translator, as well as the creator of Yoga Freedom. She is a 30-something gringa Gemini in Guatemala where she lives with her family. Michelle learned yoga from a book at age 12 and found zen in California at 23. A native of Austin, Texas, she enjoys reading, writing, hiking, swimming and lounging in hammocks.

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