Writing – A Journey in Self-Discovery
As I hit the keys and black letters that they call words begin to line up to form sentences, I often wonder, what am I doing and where am I headed with this. Slowly thoughts give way to words and words fill in sentences. Sentences a paragraph and before you know it I’v shared the world that up until now was in my head.
So why do I write? At different times its different things; sometimes my writing is just driven by the need to have a serious conversation with myself on a topic or issue that has been in my head for a while and needs to be let out for clarity.
At other times the tapping on the keys is prompted by the need to sort out what seems like an overwhelming number of tasks, things to do, a never ending list that is in my head and needs order and priority. Then there is the strong urge in me many a time to capture the past and frame it on paper before it slips into a fond memory. That’s for the happy ones, if it’s a sad story, its writing it down so that I never forget to learn my lesson and try not to repeat it. Moving forward many a time it’s about a dream, an insight that I have had a eureka moment when the bulb lights up and the moment needs to be recorded for the future, another step in your journey of self-discovery.
Then again there is the strong urge in me many a time to capture the past and frame it on paper before it slips into a fond memory. That’s for the happy ones if it’s a sad story of failure I wish to express, it is writing it down so that I never forget to learn my lesson and try not to repeat it.
Moving forward many a time, it’s a dream, an insight that I have had, a eureka moment when the bulb lights up. That moment needs to be recorded for the future.
Finally, there are those times when the book is just a record of life’s journey as I live, see, feel and experience it.
I never was a diary writer or a journal writer, but I’m me and you are you so the journal may work for you. As for me I have divided a little diary with four different colours into headings likewise. The first section is for self: that is any thoughts goals actions that I have about me, my health, my state of mind, my journey where I’m going. This section is also a note to myself on how important and loved I ‘m to myself, to record my achievements and to give myself a pat on my back.
The second is the family section this is all about the life and times with those I love. Love notes Do I measure up notes, do I need to do more, is there something I don’t like….all the notes that colour the currency of family for me come here. For instance, it could be about an issue I have with my daughter, a matter I need to settle with her. It is also many a time notes on our last or the next holiday intention. Home and family improvement everything to do with me and my immediate circle.
The third is the success story all the goals I’ve achieved and all my future success intentions, It is a ready reckoner of how I implemented my deams, the ideas in my head and how I planned for my future goals – all of it is in this section.
The last section is for the world. How I am and can help to make the world a better place for others,non-family others ….. my Aishwariya Rai moments well almost.
Did I mention it’s not a regular practice, whenever I feel the need to write I do, that’s the beauty of it? As I say it helps me create my life for myself, it is as if I am the author of my own story, responsible for how the plot was unfolding.
And lest I forget sometimes when all of this gets too much to handle I send myself an unsent letter. Usually, it’s to do with an incident or set of them I don’t feel good about It’s a tell all to myself that I could not do otherwise. It tells my story as it is and each and every time it’s been all the therapy I need at that moment, try it, it’s healing in your own words, a journey in self-discovery.
All of this all the writing has one result, clarity and focus ….. no, it has three results, the other one being commitment …coz once you have inked it, it is there forever, almost, (these days you can get rid of it with a simple backspace button) Uffff how I love ink and paper at moments like this. Anyway, happy writing get down to it in any form, you will live to love it.
And P.S. please read too coz someone else wants to share their world with you.