The Poet In Your Heart
Most people who choose to express themselves through poetry and prose have stumbled into the dark pits of writers block from time to time - that dreaded state where mind and paper remain perfectly blank. And it’s not just the territory of the amateur scribe either. History teaches us that even the likes of William Shakespeare suffered esprit en blanc occasionally - it’s a condition that has brought many great writers to the soup kitchens of the world!
Wikipedia describes writers block as ‘a phenomenon involving temporary loss of ability to begin or continue writing, usually due to lack of inspiration or creativity.’ Is there a remedy for writers block? Great volumes have been written on the subject, but according to one member of Panorama’s poetically inclined cadre, there is a very simple way to regain ones focus. Sumangali Morhall advises that if inspiration and creativity cannot be found in the head, one should look to the heart.
Consciously focusing on the heart rather than the mind can help unlock ever-new writing potential, keeping your creativity flowing ever more consistently, bringing forward from within your own unique writing capacity. Writing from the heart is allowing our true inner self speak about the world around us.
Prolific writer Sri Chinmoy once said:
“There is a vast difference between what you can get from the mind and what you can get from the heart. The mind is limited; the heart is unlimited.”
To make life easier for anyone stranded in the rhymester doldrums, Sumangali has listed 10 creative and very practical ideas for developing an awareness of the spiritual heart - for it is in the heart that our creative capacities can most easily be accessed and utilised. Read more: Write From The Heart: 10 Ideas.
My prose is my mind.
My poetry is my heart.
Without my mind I am lame.
Without my heart I am blind. - Sri Chinmoy.