I have added a section or new category to my retreat. This section is primarily for random writings such as Haiku (probably the most prevalent), Western poems, short stories, and prose. I created this section for the purposes of writing down things that came to mind that do not fall within the umbrella of Musings. I thought about this for some time, wondering is opening another category was too corporeal, too much pigeon holing. In the end, especially after meditating on it, I decided to go with my nature, which is to organize.
I see the writing section less as a “Here I am, I want to be a professional.” and more akin to the calligraphy practice that occurs at retreats, temples, and monasteries. Some, if not all, will be personal. They may or may not make sense. And frankly, a considerable amount of it might be bad. My only consolation is that to grow beautiful blossoms, sometimes you have to lay down a lot of compost.