As I was pointing out in the last Wednesday Newsletter, writing is about acquiring a higher awareness. When we write, we tap into a source we don't really have words for, but which fills our entire being with inspiration without even having to think about it.
You may call it spiritual, magical, or simply good craftsmanship, but whatever you call it, it's all comes down to being able to connect with that something outside yourself — and then just let it happen.
No rules in writing
Personal development is the same process, and that's why writing is so efficient for discovering yourself. When you explore the depths of your being, you go through a lot of inner reflection, and it's hard to find a better way of getting it out than through writing.
The alternative is to talk about it, but if you have ever tried sharing such thoughts with someone, you know how hard it is to get it all out. Even if you see a therapist, you would have to focus your talking to make sense of it all, and most likely the therapist would guide you in that.
In writing, however, there are no rules. You can write whatever you want, and it doesn't have to make sense at all. You can make doodles with your words if you want, and let it all out in each and every writing session.
Writing is free
That's a huge advantage, and the best part of it is that it's free. Pen and paper can do for you what no friend or therapist can, and that's listening to everything that goes on inside you in a non-stop flow without ever demanding anything in return.
Naturally, writing cannot replace a good friend or a great therapist. The value of such a dynamic process between two people is immense, and I'm in no way suggesting that you should never have a deep conversation.
Raise your awareness
What I'm saying is that writing can take you to the level of connecting with something bigger than you and as a result, raise your level of awareness. If you don't trust me, try out the advanced exercise I wrote about in the Wednesday Newsletter.
It's pretty awesome, actually, and I'm sure you would agree with me afterwards that when writing happens all by itself, it's an amazing experience that makes you feel connected with everything there is.