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348: Albert Flynn DeSilver on Writing as a Path to Awakening

Released Tuesday, 18th August 2020
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Albert Flynn DeSilver is an American poet, memoirist, novelist, speaker, and workshop leader. He is the author of several books of poems, a memoir titled “Beamish Boy (I am not my story): A Memory of Recovery and Awakening”, and the book discussed in this episode:  Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming…
In this episode, Albert Flynn DeSilver and Eric talk about using writing, poetry, and contemplative practices as a way to guide us on the path to awakening to our true selves.
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In This Interview, Albert Flynn DeSilver and I Discuss Writing as a Path to Awakening and…
  • Attention and action are needed to transcend our conditioning
  • Awakening means waking up to the reality of existence, that we are not our minds
  • Waking up to our true nature as opposed to conditioned nature
  • How writing is a creative act that can wake us up to full potentiality or higher truth
  • Writing and meditation as contemplative practices that support each other.
  • Poetry is a way to talk about that which can’t be spoken of
  • How reading poetry is a very different and visceral reading experience
  • Writing with a sense of curiosity and exploration
  • Freewriting exercises – setting up to write what’s there, internally and externally
  • Realizing we are in collaboration with all of the energy around us
  • Using prompts for writing for awakening practice
  • Gaining perspective and distance from the voices in our head
  • Setting yourself up for success with intentionality
  • The paradox of being “the greatest invention ever” and “completely insignificant”
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