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.
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.
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.
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.
- The Light Side and Dark Side of Writing (An Introduction) (ljbergquist.wordpress.com)
- The Tao Te Ching: An Introduction (beyondthedream.co.uk)
- Find Your Truth – The Taoist Teaching of ‘Te’ (wakingtimes.com)
- Beyond the Tao Te Ching (endlesslightandlove.com)