start close in

(free songwriting meditation)

Published November 25, 2021

“Start close in,” as David Whyte says.

“don’t take the second step or the third,
start with the first thing close in,
the step you don’t want to take.”

What better way could we spend some of our time and our life energy today than to turn inward and write fully into that feeling that we don’t even want to feel?

I can’t think of a better way.

Watch the video for your free songwriting meditation.

If you want to dive in to more, here’s something to try close in:

Join in community writing at the Friday Afternoon Song Club and to invite a friend from near or far with whom you want to write a song. Invite them now by sharing

If you don’t know who that someone is, show up anyway.


It’s fun and supportive and easy.


You know, the usual for us here at gls.



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Gary Grundei, founder | composer

Gary Grundei, founder | composer

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