Book Review: Writing As A Path To Awakening by Albert Flynn DeSilver
Author: Albert Flynn DeSilver
Publisher: Sounds True Publishing
Publication Date: Sept. 1st, 2017
Genre: Self-Help, Writing
I received an ARC of this book for free in return for an honest review.
Writing As A Path to Awakening is not your typical writing book. While I would not classify it directly as a self-help book, and still as a writing book, I find it more of a transformational book than anything else, that is, if you are willing to let it transform you.
Meant to be read, and worked on throughout the course of one year, it challenges the reader to connect with their inner wisdom and allow themselves to connect with the flow of creativity that makes any artist, and not just writers, become the creative vessel they are meant to be.
It also expects the reader to have an open mind – and maybe reach a little further into spirituality that is not a usual part of their daily faith experience – but it is not meant to convince you of a wisdom you don’t already know is the truth.Book Review: Writing As A Path To Awakening by Albert Flynn DeSilver Click To Tweet
I felt right at home reading this book. Writing As A Path To Awakening challenges any reader to create your own guidelines, but showcases the Authors own set of established “writing” rules. From being committed to truth, to exploring the compassion for all things (even the antagonists of our own creative expressions, and stories) it sets a high example of how to integrate one’s values and non-negotiables into one’s writing.
If you are serious about writing, not only as a craft but making writing a living – no matter what form this written content may take – you should take the time to commit to spending a year with this book and this Author. This gem of a writing book is available for pre-order now!
5 out of 5 Stars
The best writers say their work seems to come from a source beyond the thinking mind. But how do we access that source? -We must first look inside ourselves and be willing to touch that raw emotional core at the heart of a deeper creativity, – writes Albert Flynn DeSilver. In Writing as a Path to Awakening, this renowned poet, writer, and teacher show you how to use meditation to cultivate true depth in your own writing–so your words reveal layers of profound emotional insight and revelation that inspire and move your readers.
Writing calls on us to fully engage our mind’s cognitive powers, while meditation often asks us to let go of thinking and storytelling. Though these two practices may seem incompatible, Albert teaches that they can be powerfully complementary. With a mixture of engaging storytelling and practical exercises, Writing as a Path to Awakening invites you on a journey of growth and discovery–to enhance your writing through the practice of meditation while using the creative process to accelerate your spiritual evolution.