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February 13, 2024

Meditation often conjures images of serene individuals sitting still in tranquil places. But can meditation be dynamic? Can writing be a form of meditation? There may be debate about it, but when we allow our pen to flow without judgment and from a place of transparency, we can experience the meditative qualities of writing. 

This meditation for writing is a practice you can use for yourself or when guiding others. It is a creative, dynamic practice that challenges our ideas of what we presume meditation to be. When practiced with care, curiosity, and openness, it may increase self-awareness, insight, and creativity.

Use this guided writing meditation to uncover deep, self-compassionate insights that live within.

  • Practice Time: Approx. 20 minutes
  • Purpose: Writing and Creativity
  • May Help With: Self-Awareness, Insight
  • Practice Level: Beginner-Intermediate
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Here’s a Sample of the “Meditation for Writing | Guided Meditation Script” Guided Meditation Script:

1. What would it feel like to unconditionally love all of yourself, including that/those part/s of yourself you tend to criticize?

2. Imagine the love from a pet or person who loves all of you, no matter how you show up, no matter how ugly or angry you are. What does it feel like in your body? What colors does it have? What sensations arise?

3. What are you feeling right now or today that you have telling yourself you shouldn’t feel?

4. What are one of the things that make you “not normal”? What do you feel when you focus on that thing?

meditation for writing, Meditation for Writing | Guided Meditation Script

5. Who gave you compassion when you least deserved it? What did it feel like in your body to receive it? What would it feel like to have it for an hour every day?

6. Think of a time when you were bursting with love. What did it feel like in your body? Where did you feel it? Use physical sensations, light, color, music, smell, touch, emotion.

How to Use the Meditation for Writing Guided Meditation Script

This meditation for writing is a guided script unlike most of the others. It does not guide us to sit and close our eyes. It invites us to open them and to discover what wishes to emerge from the stream of our consciousness. Consider the following ideas for using this guided writing meditation script:

  • Use it for your personal practice. Read through the questions and answer each one, cultivating non-judgment as you allow the words to flow.
  • Lead this practice during a workshop or retreat on creativity and meditation.
  • Use this script when guiding others in one-to-one sessions.

There are numerous writing prompts within this script. Tailor it to the needs of your audience, perhaps removing questions that are too many or not well-suited.


Expand your meditation practice by trying out this meditation for writing. Cultivate non-judgment, self-compassion, and a beginner’s mind as you explore it. Don’t try to get the words right; just see what comes - and tend to whatever arises with care and curiosity.

If you’re using this to guide others, encourage them to do the same. May this practice serve you and/or those you lead to compassionately witness what lives within.

About the author 

Sean Fargo

Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]