Thich Nhat Hanh on Writing


I came across an interesting quote about writing in The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh from his chapter on Right Speaking:

“Writing is a deep practice. Even before we begin writing, during whatever we are doing–gardening or sweeping the floor–our book or essay is being written deep in our consciousness. To write a book, we must write with our whole life, not just during the moments we are sitting at our desk.”