Monday, April 19, 2010

Write Memoir with Natalie Goldberg's Old Friend from Far Away

Natalie Goldberg writes that memoir "is taking personal experience and turning it inside out. We surrender our most precious understanding, so others can feel what we felt and be enlarged" (quoted from John Thorndike).  She sees writing as a Zen approach to expressing our deepest thoughts and developing a relationship with the mind.  Reading an interview with her (see below), I was struck by her dedication to writing as not only an art form, but as a way to deepen our inner connections.  Her latest book takes this approach to memoir, discussing how we can learn to trust our memories for the page.

Interview - Natalie Goldberg with Ascent Magazine

Natalie Goldberg Website - Workshops and Retreats

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