[WATCH] Susan Piver on Writing as a Liberatory Practice

If meditation is about releasing attachment to thoughts, why would anyone want to put them in ink? If this age-old question ever gets in the way of your ability to sit down and write, you may find relief in this reminder from Susan Piver that there is a way you can tell your story that can liberate you from that story.

Watch the two minute clip below:

We hope this helps you along towards the writer’s desk this winter. And if you’d like a bit more encouragement — and blocked off time to actually write — check out our upcoming online program with Susan on writing & meditation:

About Susan Piver

Susan Piver is a Buddhist teacher and award-winning New York Times bestselling author of many books, including The Wisdom of a Broken Heart, Start Here Now: An Open-Hearted Guide to the Path and Practice of Meditation and her latest, The Four Noble Truths of Love: Buddhist Wisdom for Modern Relationships.

Known for her insight, clarity, and humor, Susan has an international reputation for being an exceptionally skillful meditation teacher. She teaches workshops and speaks on mindfulness, innovation, communication, relationships, and creativity.

She has been a student of Buddhism since 1993, graduated from a Buddhist seminary in 2004 and was authorized to teach meditation in 2005.

In 2012, she founded The Open Heart Project, the world’s largest online-only meditation center.



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  2. Cody Risdahl says

    Hi my name is cody. I am also both a writer and Buddhist. I have used writing as a way to take thought and what I don’t know about it and let go. But it also provides a means on the path. Please email me and if you’re interested, please friend me. I am also friends with a Tibetan Buddhist monk. See my contact info here.

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