When we write in the Zone, we are using writing as a spiritual practice—whether or not we know it!
Like most mystical and semi-mystical experiences, the Zone defies easy explanation. And like most things mystical, we can only point to it; we can never say definitively what it is without losing its essence. When we try to nail it down with specific words, we limit it.
Each of us experiences the Zone a little differently. My experience of the Zone is different from yours. We all know the feeling of being completely focused in present time, thoroughly engaged in what we’re doing, incredibly productive, spontaneous, imaginative, joyful, and writing almost as if something or someone else were doing the work for us—but each of us experiences that phenomenon in a way that is absolutely unique.
Like many spiritual practices, writing in the Zone aims to put us in the path of grace—and out of that state comes a level of creativity that amazes us.
How can we get at the Zone? How can we get it back if we lose it?
We will explore that and more at “Writing as a Spiritual Practice” on March 22, 2015. All are welcome, and bring your friends to enjoy the day. The workshop is 10-4, and lunch is provided.