Writing For No Reason

 A Pathway To Personal Insights and

Access Your Intuitive Powers

​Writing For No Reason

Is Writing for the Right Reason

Only in accepting and recognizing the wholeness of the self can we expect to achieve the understandings and insights into the nature of our core being. In our quest to find solace and peace of mind we swing from hope to despair, and then back again. One moment we shine with contentment and joy, then fall into self-doubt and confusion. Even in our anger and our deepest despair, there are messages and clues to resolve our emotional turmoil, but only if we have the courage and determination to penetrate the veil.

"Writing for No Reason" is writing for your own reason. My wish is to introduce this simple practice to help open a personal pathway to your personal insights and access your intuitive powers. Write with A Sense of Wonder.

Write with an open heart, and an open mind. Be willing to follow wherever your thoughts may lead. If you do not record your thoughts they will evaporate, disappear without a trace. Without a way to focus your attention, your mind wanders everywhere and nowhere, or in endless loops. Start with one word or an idea. You will be amazed where one word can lead you. Trust that the next word will follow, waiting patiently to be discovered.

My intent is to inspire you to discover your own pathway to a deeper appreciation of the miracle that dwells inside.

"Writing For No Reason" is just one of many pathways. The Soul has many tools to awaken the Self.

If you have written all your life or not at all, you must start where you are. Just you and an empty sheet of paper. No computers allowed. Start anywhere.

 Write with a Sense of Wonder. View it as an adventure, an exploration into the unknown. Consider it a meditation, or not. Write about the day, yesterday, yesteryear. Write about a tree or about the wind. Or just capture your raw thoughts on paper. Let your pen guide your hand across the page. One word leads to another then another and another.

In daily life, thoughts tend to repeat over and over, day after day. We are creatures of habit. We follow mindless routines: we work, eat, sleep, and repeat the same conversations endlessly. Occasionally we take time to reflect and wonder, but, too often, thoughts of the day intrude and interrupt.

When "Writing With a Sense of Wonder", your thoughts continue to flow freely, but when they appear on paper, you can be astounded as your thoughts thread together, weaving a tapestry of fresh insights. The words can actually choose you, surprise you, amaze you. I've heard many writers claim they have no idea where their stories come from. They enter a state where the words reveal thoughts that are a mystery to them, the source remains a secret.

A Self Guided Journey​

The goal of traditional meditation is to release your thoughts, to quiet an unquiet mind and release tensions and relax the body. Thinking on paper can yield similar results, but this is a self-guided journey and each journey is personal and unique.

Explore the unknown landscape of your inner landscape.  Trust in yourself. Enrich and expand your knowledge. Educate yourself in those areas you feel will improve and enhance your wellbeing. Ask yourself: How would it feel if I could accomplish my dreams and desires? Now, take a few small steps down the path leading toward your pending accomplishment. That’s how I started writing a novel with minimal writing skills. Step by step, word by word. I even learned how to spell, sorta. 

I love thinking on paper, where one idea gives birth to many ideas. When writing a sentence, I often have no idea where it is headed or how it will end. Only when my sentence is complete is there a hint of the next sentence. It is as though I'm being guided by an invisible force, and Internal Guidance System. This idea just jumped onto the page. If I had not allowed my pen the freedom to roam, this idea may never have come to the surface. 

A statement demands support. A story wants a conclusion. Each word anticipates the next. So, I've learned to trust my imagination and follow wherever it may lead. The imagination is the bridge linking the conscious mind to deeper levels of understanding. It is another doorway, another expression of intelligence, another view of reality, an endless journey of self discovery. Please reread this paragraph.

Finding Sanctuary

Without silence there is no rest, and, without rest, there is no rejuvenation for the body or the mind. In a busy life, filled of never-ending demands and distractions, it is important to establish a space of sanctuary, a moment to regenerate, a time to clear the channel of perception, and especially a time to connect with our inner voice. Time, alone, immersed in nature is therapeutic and healing. Even a short walk through a field or forest is restful and revitalizing, but unfortunately not readily available to city dwellers. Yoga, and other forms of disciplined meditation are practices designed to reduce stress, increase clarity and calmness, and promote equanimity, acceptance, and joy.

Modern life is resplendent with chaos and obstacles There is time enough to deal with these challenges, time enough to face our demons and our faceless fears. We are responsible for our thoughts, negative and positive. Our aspirations and motivations, our dreams and desires, all belong to us. We own them. We also own our judgments and our self-imposed limitations. Disappointment and depression do not happen to us, they happen within us.

We own our thoughts. They do not own us. I consider personal sanctuary paramount in pursuing a fulfilling lifespan. It is for each of us to discover our own pathway to growth and renewal.

We have been using words and other symbols for a hundred thousand years to document our dreams and our desires, our fears and our love

Throwing a pot, sewing a quilt, writing a poem, or tending a garden can also serve the purpose of focusing our attention and resetting our mood. Architecture, graphic design, photography, mathematics, or scientific investigation are disciplines that also engage the creative mind. Hobby or profession, doesn't matter. For the hobbyist, doing is its own reward. For the professional, it is passion turned into income. Challenges, obstacles, frustrations, struggles with the medium, all enhance the experience in the same way as working out in a gym: one gains strength through effort and persistence.

Surrender to your inner guide. Listen to your inner voice, be it the voice of an innocent child or the words of a wizened elder. If you encounter resistance, then listen to your heart and the barrier or veil will lift. Listen in the silence. Listen with patients and trust, and you will hear the whisper of your soul. You are the source of your own truth, and the power of insight dwell within you. Trust in these gifts and you will be rewarded.

Listen to your inner voice, be it the voice of an innocent child or the words of a wizened elder. If you encounter resistance, then listen to your heart and the barrier or veil will lift. Listen in the silence. Listen with patients and trust, and you will hear the whisper of your soul. You are the source of your own truth, and the power of insight dwell within you. Trust in these gifts and you will be rewarded.

Listen to your inner voice, be it the voice of an innocent child or the words of a wizened elder. If you encounter resistance, then listen to your heart and the barrier or veil will lift. Listen in the silence. Listen with patients and trust, and you will hear the whisper of your soul. You are the source of your own truth, and the power of insight dwell within you. Trust in these gifts and you will be rewarded.

Listen to your inner voice, be it the voice of an innocent child or the words of a wizened elder. If you encounter resistance, then listen to your heart and the barrier or veil will lift. Listen in the silence. Listen with patients and trust, and you will hear the whisper of your soul. You are the source of your own truth, and the power of insight dwell within you. Trust in these gifts and you will be rewarded.

Indivisible

The conscious mind, and what we call the subconscious are inseparable and indivisible. We are whole and one. Also, there is no division between the emotional and mental aspects of who we are. The personality is the embodiment of the unity of all facets of our being.

Only in accepting and recognizing the wholeness of the self can we expect to achieve the understandings and insights into the nature of our core being. in our quest to find solace and peace of mind we swing between hope to despair and back again, from contentment and joy, to self-doubt and confusion. Even in our anger and our deepest despair, there are messages and clues to resolve our emotional turmoil, but only if we have the courage and determination to penetrate the veil.

In sickness, it is difficult to conjure up the experience of feeling well. When depressed, it seems impossible to imagine being in a state of happiness. Yet there is only a thin veil separating these seemingly opposite states of being. When physically unwell we seek relief, and are forced to allow the body to rest and recuperate. Yet, too often, we want to take a short cut. We want instant relief, and mechanistic medicine has convinced us that there is a drug for every symptom. The body, the mind, and the Soul, all have the power to heal, but only if we a willing to cooperate. True therapy is self-therapy.

Free Rein

When writing, do not censor your thoughts.

Do not block the inner messenger.

As thoughts rises to the surface of the conscious mind, honor your impulses and give them a voice, even if they seem to be in conflict with your long-held beliefs about your world and about yourself.

Your beliefs do not belong to you. Many of them have been imposed upon you, so, if they no longer serve you, release them. Time to let them go.

The conscious mind is always trying to give you clues about the core of your true feelings. Do not suppress your tears or your anger, your joy or your sorrow. Even if you are successful in suppressing them for a while, they will find a pathway to expression, or even manifest as an illness in the body.

Through our feelings, we can gain deep insights into our inner self. Joy, beauty, anger, and even our rage, all deserve a voice. You are your thoughts, you are your feelings, you are your soul. The rest is just illusion. 

I write this not as a metaphor, but as an expression of my truth, and I share these thoughts to encourage you to give yourself permission to explore your inner truth, and to follow your inner voice wherever it wishes to lead.

Truth is fine clay that can be sculpted and shaped. Truth is mutable, not fixed. I document what I believe to be true, for me. When dwelling in the realm of imagination and contemplation, I do not censor my thoughts, nor am I held hostage by my beliefs. When I began writing this page, I did not expect to arrive at this point of revealing my private views of reality, but my notebook is my private space, where  I am my only audience, so anything goes. Afterwords, I can make the decision to share my Musing, or not. 

Wes

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