Do you feel liberated by pouring your heart’s deepest truths into a journal? Do you turn to writing as a way to free yourself from old stories, clear negative emotions and open to your higher wisdom?
If so, you’re not alone. Our intimate writings are far more than “just” a diary; they can be a powerful spiritual practice that frees us from stuck energies, old ideas and stagnant visions.
They can be a gateway to our soul’s liberation.
It is time for writing to take a respected place of honor among more venerated spiritual practices like meditation and prayer. Indeed, there is perhaps no more powerful tool to work with our stories, our emotions, our dreams and our hopes.
By focusing our mind on crystallizing the essence of our feelings, peeling back the layers of truth and seeking a higher vision, we can create an open channel for our soul to, quite literally, incarnate into our lives.
But not all writing is transformative. If you aren’t careful, you can end up rehearsing your grudges, reinforcing your false beliefs, and keep yourself stuck.
Like any spiritual practice, you can learn to practice writing far more skillfully to access its greatest liberating gifts.
In this free teleseminar event, one of the world’s most respected spiritual authors, journalists and memoir teachers shares his three decades of secrets about how to engage your writing – from memoir to private journals – as a potent DAILY spiritual practice.
How do you ask the questions, and do the exercises, that go beyond surface truth – to something that is radiantly divine? How do you use writing as real inquiry into the depths of your being, the far corners of your shadow and the heights of your wisdom?
Mark will offer profound answers, and even more powerful foundational practices, that you can apply to transform your practice of writing into a truly liberating vehicle for all of who you are.
And he’ll share with us:
- How to create a sense of internal safety to tell your full truth to yourself
- Navigate the voices of self-criticism and hatred with more kindness
- Strategies for letting go of outdated stories
- Using your writing to reinvent yourself and set new intentions for the future
What People Are Saying About
Mark Matousek’s writing instruction is transformative. His classes will change the ways in which you examine your life, and how you think about yourself as a writer. He approaches your work with a deep sense of empathy, allowing him to help you tell your story in your voice. Mark’s insight, imagination, and precise instruction will push your writing in incredible directions, both creatively and technically. Mark not only recognized that I had the makings of a book when I brought him my idea for Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties, but his mentorship at every step of the process empowered me to bring the project to fruition. No matter what stage of the process you are at, time spent with Mark will yield extraordinary results.
– Libuse Binder, Author of Ten Ways to Change the World in Your Twenties
Mark Matousek is a truly gifted writing coach. With an interviewer’s ear, he listens deeply and hears what people have to say. With the determination of a midwife, he helps them give birth to themselves, through their words. As my ‘book whisperer’, he is showing me that writing is truly a spiritual path, leading not only to publication, but personal transformation. I’ve been a lecturing in a University classroom for over two decades, and I’ve rarely met such a natural teacher. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from him!
– Gwenyth Jackaway, PhD, Associate Professor, Fordham University
The writing course I took with Mark Matousek was an amazing journey into the soul of each who took it. We found we were able to trust each other, thanks in large part to Mark started our first class with the words; "You’re all here for a reason, even though you may not know what that reason is." Over the course of just a handful of short sessions, I’ve come to realize that not only was I there for a reason, but that this reason was more important to my well being and self understanding than I could have possibly fathomed when I first signed on for this class. Mark’s illuminating assignments, poignant feedback, and seasoned direction within the group setting unlocked many mysteries that had been buried within my psyche. The introspection that resulted was sometimes scary, sometimes difficult, and many times astounding — just what I needed and more. I am deeply grateful for the experience.
– Brian Carr, President, Solid Threads
Mark is more of a midwife than a teacher. In addition to his innate grasp of and experience with storytelling, what makes Mark so great to work with is his very present presence – it’s what allows me to access what I’ve got to share. I’ve been meeting regularly with him for the past six months for help on the story I am writing and the process is so enjoyable I’d rather it not end.
– Jeannie Demers, Freelance Writer
About Mark Matousek:
Mark Matousek is a bestselling author, teacher and speaker whose work focuses on personal awakening and creative excellence through self-inquiry and life writing. He is an award-winning author of five books, worked with Sogyal Rinpoche on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying and collaborated with Andrew Harvey on Dialogues with a Modern Mystic. His first book published in 1996, Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story, became an international bestseller published in 10 countries and was nominated for two Books for a Better Life Awards.
A featured blogger for Psychology Today, Purple Clover andThe Huffington Post, Mark has contributed to numerous anthologies and publications including The New Yorker, O: The Oprah Magazine (contributing editor), The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Yoga Journal, Details, The Saturday Evening Post, AARP, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review and many others.
Mark is on the faculty of the The Omega Institute and The New York Open Center, teaches transformational writing workshops around the U.S. and in Europe and is the Creative Director of V-Men (with Eve Ensler), an organization devoted to ending violence against women and girls.
He brings three decades of experience as a memoirist, editor, interviewer, survivor, activist and spiritual seeker to his penetrating and thought provoking work with students. His workshops, classes and mentoring have inspired thousands of people around the world to reach their artistic and personal goals and transform their lives.