As I consider this path I’ve called Conscious Writing, I accept this basic premise: the more I connect to my purpose, the better I will connect to my creativity and writing, and the better my work will become.

This requires frequent self-reflection and examination. What do I write and why? What do I gain from it? How does that differ from what I expect and what I desire? At a more intimate level, I can explore my emotions and response, asking why repeatedly until I arrive at an answer that feels true.

Spend some time today in either kind of reflection. What are you feeling? What are you doing? What’s in this relationship for you?