I’m always vowing to read Eckhart Tolle (a useful and somewhat skeptical look at him here in the Independent) daily, doing it for a while, and then forgetting. All I can say is when I’m feeling physically trashed, not sleeping, overcome in some way by life and work, dissatisfied, or worried about my writing I can calm it in an instant by reading from ‘The Power of Now’ or ‘Stillness Speaks.‘ It works for me.
It’s perhaps not surprising therefore that my inspirational tip this week on my free newsletter (which you can sign up for in the right hand side bar and which also has details of several serious competitions and magazine submissions) is to slow down, find the space around you, walk, garden, contemplate, breathe. Sometimes we need to stop the wild internal chatter that goes on daily in our heads and when we do we often find the space to be truly creative.
I’ve also been reading some great fiction- another inspiration – but more of that later. Meanwhile Happy October…
I get those fleeting, beautiful moments of inner peace and stillness – and then the other 23 hours and 45 minutes of the day, I’m a human trying to make it through in this world.