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The man had to get to the temple. But the temple lay just beyond his reach.

In front of him was a giant stone blocking the entry way. It stretched upwards for hundreds of feet, expanded for what seemed to be miles. The rock was just smooth enough to be impossible to climb. Helpless for the time being, the man sat at the base of the rock, acknowledging his defeat. The boulder represents writers block. symptom that all writers ha!e been diagnosed with throughout their careers, writers block is something that I wish would be banished fore!er. If writers block was a person, Im sure many authors would go to great lengths trying to dispose of the mind numbing creation. The mind is hardly an empty !oid, but sometimes when I sit down at the computer, ready to type, I just cannot think of a good thing to say. How many times ha!e I written a sentence, a paragraph, e!en a page, just to reread it and reali"e how choppy and unreadable it is# Too many times. It is not the writers block so much that bothers me, but the inability to escape from it. I ha!e tried !arious approaches, and only one has seemed to ha!e any lasting effect. The first is to acknowledge the presence of the writers block, and try to bash away at the mental barrier creates. The mind is a temple full of wealth, but when the boulder comes and blocks the entrance, I am struck. Through experience, I ha!e found that simply walking away from the writing can help ease a troubled mind. $ocus on a new acti!ity% just do something to get away from that writing. nd e!entually, you can come back, sit down, and reali"e that the boulder has rolled away. The temple is now open, offering the endless treasures of the human mind.