The Light Side: Unleash Your Writing Potential (Swadhisthana)

English: Swadhisthana chakra
English: Swadhisthana chakra (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Swadhisthana is located inside the tailbone. The word means “one’s own abode”, where your dormant potentials and karmas sleep. Emotions can be tamed or freed here. It is a place of choices.

  • Potential:
    What do you think limits your potential? There are many areas of writing potential. A few are voice, style, skill, professionalism, morality, quality, and how prolific you are with your work.

  • Tamed:
    What needs to be tamed for you to unleash your potential? I think everyone has emotions and behaviors that hold us back from our full potential. Some are situational and some are part of our
    personalities. Negative emotions and destructive behaviors can be
    easy to recognize but difficult to fix. When I tackle one of these,
    I find it helpful to make a plan and be accountable to someone for
    it. Yes, it may be embarrassing to admit these weaknesses but a
    cheerleader and someone you are accountable to can make the attempt
    more likely to succeed.

  • Freed:
    What needs to be freed for you to unleash your potential? These are
    inhibitions on positive aspects such as creativity, joy, and being
    true to yourself. I personally find this the more difficult change
    to make in my life. There is so little concrete advice out there and
    a great deal of abstracts. It requires a very different mind-set to
    nurture instead of attack and relax instead of be on guard.
    Personally, I find the
    Tao te Ching helpful but it is very abstract.

3 thoughts on “The Light Side: Unleash Your Writing Potential (Swadhisthana)

  1. Interesting post, very helpful and useful questions when it comes to creativity. I often say, in order to get great answers you first need great questions 🙂 Thanks for the link, as well. Nice to have found your blog 🙂


      1. I do, I’ve fallen a little behind with my blog reading atm, but I am looking forward to reading more. Nice to connect! 😀


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