One of the key observations that link mindfulness, meditation, and happiness is this: The ability to regulate and manage our emotions. It is one of the mainstay recommendations and truths I share with my patients when sitting in counsel with them. We either are learning how our emotions work so that we are adequate in managing them. Or, we are giving ourselves permissibly over to our emotions so that they manage us and our lives.
Mindful writing also means we are to be objectively honest and aware of our weakness in grammar and punctuation. We must not assume that our audience is going to tolerate errors we may make in our writing. This includes grammar, sentence structure, punctuation, or other mechanics. How we write follows particular conventions and formats so that we are not producing shallow content that is filled with slang. It is not up to our audience to interpret what we are saying. It is up us as writers to communicate our own thoughts, emotions, expectations, values, and beliefs so that the audience has a full understanding of our message.
Utilizing mindfulness as a writing technique requires discipline in the art of daily mindful and meditative practices. The easiest form of mindful meditation is simple breathing exercises. Since Mindfulness is becoming more aware of the present moment, as a writer, we are able to appreciate our own lives. Being mindful encourages us to manage thought and emotions. And, mindfulness is a way of being. A capacity for moment-to-moment awareness. Something we are empowered to implement and exercise on a daily basis.