Writing As A Spiritual Exercise

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Writing is also a spiritual exercise. I was writing everyday years before I made a living as a writer. When I started writing, I immediately sensed that it changed my life.

It didn’t only improve my career and skills—writing every day was therapeutic as well. I didn’t realize why that was at the time.

But when I recently read The Inner Citadel by Pierre Hadot, which is an analysis of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, I realized why that was.

After analyzing the Stoic classic, Meditations, Hadot concluded that Marcus wrote it for himself. The book was never meant to be published. So why did Marcus write? Mainly, because of two reasons:

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