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This week's question: 

I'm soooooooo tired.  I don't want to write another word.  What should I do?


This week's Answer: 

No "Write of Way"

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.  Oh, sorry.  I was so tired from writing that I fell asleep and was dreaming about not writing anymore.  What was that you wrote, Anonymous?  (That surname of yours has really caught on.  Especially at 12-step meetings.)  Oh, yes.  You're tired and you don't want to write another word.  What to do, what to do?  Here's what I advise:  Don't write another word.  In fact, I encourage you to not only not write another word, but see if you can come up with some way to erase or delete or scratch away with only the tip of a dull tip of a Bic pen (if that's all you have handy) the words you have previously written.  Don't allow yourself to fall into a slump just because you'll never write again.  Become proactive and search out and destroy ALL the words you have ever written.  If need be, commit to tracking down your elementary teachers and demand all your past homework.  Scratch or erase it all away.  Return to your natural self before you ever wrote a single word.  Back to the original self known in Oriental parlance as the No Writing Self.  If you mediate, be still and become that once again.  The No Writing Self.  It's a beautiful place to be.  Become it.  Live it.  Breathe it.  Experience it.

However, if you do this, I must warn you.  When you return from this blissful No Writing Self place, you may have an overwhelming urge to record your experience and write it down.



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