“Luckily, those of us that are constantly thinking and find it hard to quiet our minds in order to better listen have a great tool at our disposal: writing.”

These words are from Mike Sturm, in a piece posted in The Writing Cooperative on Medium.

In my own work and teaching, I discover again and again that:

1) Writing is a way in to mindfulness.

and

2) Mindfulness is a way in to writing.

On October 30 at San Francisco Zen Center, I’m co-leading a hands-on exploration of the melding of mindfulness and writing. Come join us. Click here for details and registration.