The Light Side: Unleash Your Writing Potential (Vishuddah)

[Day 22] {Thing 1}
[Day 22] {Thing 1} (Photo credit: cavale)

I should start by saying I still make lots of mistakes with my writing. In the Vishuddah (found in the throat), there is the potential to learn from your mistakes. I am a great fan of this potential since it gives me hope. The Vishuddah acts as a purification center where “negative experiences are transformed into wisdom and learning” (Wikipedia). Because the point is in the in the throat, this chakra is also associated with hearing and speaking – vital components to learning.

  • Learning: How easily do you learn from your mistakes? People without much inner awareness tend to unknowingly make the same mistakes over and over again – plus new ones. There are many ways to study new material but learning from mistakes can be difficult when defense mechanisms get in the way.

  • Taking in: What attitude to you take towards your mistakes? Maybe you try to justify your mistakes by assigning blame or responsibility. While a little bit of this is perfectly normal, if stop there, you won’t really have learned from the bad experience. Don’t forget to look at how to fix the mistake. There are so many writing books and on-line resources that you should be able to find a way to fix the mistake. Finding an answer is not enough, then you need to practice the new way of doing things.

  • Sharing: Have you considered sharing what you learn? Doing so connects you with other people and can lead you to finding that you are not so alone. It also helps consolidates in your own mind what you have learned. It is also a way of giving back to the writing community. Of course, just the act of writing is an act of sharing and learning from your mistakes means that your writing will be even more effective.

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