Writing a haiku
Nudging the right brain awake
Quiets monkey mind
Ok, it’s not Shakespeare.
I took a class recently on haiku writing as a form of meditation. While I don’t drop immediately into a meditative state (yet), I’m figuring out how to write this delicate form of Japanese poetry, expressed in:
I find that being forced into a tight frame with words helps to sharpen focus. This is a good way to be creative and journal at the same time, too.
Exercise: Do you haiku? If you’d like to try, grab a pen and paper and choose one subject or feeling. Then describe it in this format: 5 syllables, 7 syllables, 5 syllables.