Spotlight: Writing For Your Life

Image Source: Dreamstime | © Kantver

Image Source: Dreamstime | © Kantver

Through the years many guests on New Dimensions have expounded on the joys and benefits of writing and journaling. They know firsthand how this self-expression can enrich our self-knowledge, open us to our innate creativity, and turn our suffering into healing. These four programs, specially selected from the New Dimensions archive, will inspire you to keep on writing. And, if you don’t think you can write, they will help you to get started on this magical journey.

Natalie GoldbergThe Zen Of Writing 
with Natalie Goldberg

Program #2376
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Goldberg reveals stories of her life and many spiritual lessons she has gleaned along the way. She also shares how a writer becomes a writer and how the life process of a writer enriches and shines through their writings. She says, “Underneath it all everybody has a longing to express themselves, and to connect with themselves.” Read more »

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Jane HirshfieldPoetry, Passion And Zen 
with Jane Hirshfield

Program #2486
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Poetry offers depth and color to life and is a natural way to express what it means to be human. Hirshfield offers gentle wisdom about writing and appreciating poetry. She says, “The poem is the speech of the inner heart, the inner mind. If you can simply hear what it’s saying as if it were being whispered to you in the dark, you will understand good poems.” Read more »

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Brenda PetersonThe Story Of Your Soul 
with Brenda Peterson

Program #3343
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The process of writing your memoir is a powerful tool for discovering elusive elements in your psyche. It forces you to see your life from an entirely different perspective. Peterson encourages us to explore the untold story of you – and the inner hero, heroine, angel, or villain you have yet to meet. She gives a simple writing exercise to help you get started. Read more »

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Gabriele RicoUnleashing The Inner Writer 
with Gabriele Rico

Program #1801
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Have you ever harbored dreams of being a writer? Gabriele Rico encourages us all to unleash our inner-writer and provides a wealth of information on how to unlock your own innate creativity and write the novel, poem or Pulitzer Prize-winning postcard of your dreams. Read more »