Thursday, October 11, 2012
Blogtoberfest Day #11: Fiona's dive into nature
Today's guest post comes courtesy of my creative coach Fiona Robyn. Fiona lives in Malvern in the UK and is a writer, a psychotherapist, a coach and a committed and practicing Buddhist.
Recently, I participated in one of Fiona's Creative Intensives, which included a daily email, a small closed community forum and a suite of coaching calls via skype. I can highly recommend this e-course if you need help, like I did, focusing your creative energies and getting a special project started (or finished!).
Fiona kindly gave me permission to share one of my favourite prompts from the Creative Intensives below:
How often do you manage to connect with nature?
I’m counting the care you give your pot plants, and your walk to work where you notice the pink flowers in the cracks in the pavement. I’m counting when you gaze through the window at the sky.
Notice nature around you as you go through your day today.
Approach scraps of nature (or treat yourself to a walk in the woods or a swim in the sea) with as much "depth" as you can.
Thanks Fiona! As we progress through our blogging intensive, one of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves is log off and go outside, particularly if we're feeling stuck or stale. A short walk outside (or even a few moments with a house plant!) can yield a myriad of inspirations.
Looking forward to seeing how spending time in nature enriched your writing today.