Hey, writer. I’ve got something to say that you need to hear.
If you want to write something that TRULY resonates with your ideal audience, whether it’s a social media caption, an article for a magazine, or a short story you’d like to enter into a competition – stop thinking about what you think your audience needs to hear:
Just write the truth from your heart.
If you’re not writing from the heart, it’s not your genuine truth. It’s got some other motive, and your words stink of it, no matter how perfect your syntax and diction may be.
People can sense whether something is written from a truthful or egoic place, and you KNOW this too, because you’ve seen it before.
Authentic writing comes from a place of love – when you honour what you REALLY need to say.
It’s never been more important to create truthful, powerful, heart-centred stories in order to heal, connect with others, and transcend to new places.
Love and truth
The truth is… Love IS truth. If you’re not writing from the heart, it’s not your truth. Pantajali’s spiritual text, The Yoga Sutras, says it’s impossible for ahimsa (love) and satya (truth) to be in conflict with each other. Any truthful expression of the heart is loving and kind.
Censorship and fear
Do you constantly censor yourself? Are you afraid of saying something for fear that someone won’t approve?
(and who is this mystical ‘someone’ anyway? Like *who cares* what they think!)
Love and fear can’t exist at the same time. So long as you’re in fear, you can’t access your loving heart. And if you can’t access your heart, it’s so hard to write your best words.
People can immediately sense when words are written from an authentic place. And your audience will LOVE that. They’ll want more of it, even if it’s not perfect. Conversely, people can sense when something sounds false, stilted or censored. Authentic writing comes from a place of love – when you honour what you really need to say, and you don’t feel the need to censor yourself.
Your creative genius
This extends to your creative genius. When you are creating with abandon, living in alignment to your truthful creative expression, love is present, and your creation radiates beauty and power to all. Isn’t this the vibrant, honest energy you want to bring to your creative passions? Isn’t this how you want to write your words, your stories, your dream novel?
𝘼𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙘 𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙝𝙤𝙬 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙠𝙚 𝙪𝙥 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙.
But first, love yourself.
St. Augustine said, “Love and do what you want.” Stop worrying about everyone else. Stop making decisions based on how you think others will perceive you. Stop thinking that if you write what you really want, the public will judge you. Just love and honour who you are… and write what you want. Your audience will truly resonate with your words if you write from this authentic place.
How to open the heart
By meditating with the aim to expand and connect with the heart, we can amplify the sound of our inner voice, callings, and truth. 𝘈𝘯𝘢𝘩𝘢𝘵𝘢 – an open loving heart in Sanskrit – governs our wellbeing and creativity. An open heart helps us remove fears and release the ego, our greatest foe when it comes to creativity.
Try the “Meditation for Creativity” on the HeartWriting podcast and let me know if this helps! You can find it on this page, below or on the sidebar. Have fun getting truthful and creative from your heart and soul again!
Softly, softly, softly, I tune in to the truth of my heart. And when I listen, fully listen with every cell in my body – not just my ears, but every bubbling organ, every surface of skin, every twist of hair can even attune to the beautiful, gentle whisperings of my heart which then rise to a crescendo when I am fully present. Here. Now. With me. My Self.
And when I’m deeply embracing my heart, there it is. I know. I am a powerful, truth-telling, vibrant writer, full of personality and life.
And so are you.
Now, let’s write.