Sweta Vikram: Why Writing is a Form of Meditation

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I write because writing is how I make sense of my world. When I was eight-years-old and lived in Libya with my parents, I spotted my neighbor and his four wives one evening: the wives sat in the back of his pick-up truck and the sheep sat upfront.

When I asked why, I was told that he believed women, not sheep, were dispensable. I wrote about it. Ever since, good or bad, I haven’t known life without writing. 

Meditation calms the brain. When your nerves are relaxed and body is happy, you process information the “right” way. Because your brain isn’t reacting to outside stimulation, you are more tuned into what YOU want.

Writing is as important to me as breathing. And I wouldn’t have understood this connection had it not been for meditation.

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Written by Sweta Vikram

Sweta Vikram is an Amazon bestselling author of ten books, award-winning writer, five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, writing coach, marketing consultant, and wellness practitioner who lives in New York City with her husband. She teaches yoga to female survivors of violence and helps creative professionals fight their artistic block using holistic wellness.

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