Writing for the Soul

It seems that whenever I am reading a self-help article online all it ever mentions is how a person got into writing and how they attained great success whilst doing it. Doing workshops and talking to people – selling ‘better’, all of those mundane things seemed to be ‘improved’ after they took up writing and some form of meditation.

Well I usually think such things are hogwash; but I recently came up with a pretty solid idea for a series of Novellas. It may or may not work but it would definitely flex the creative muscle inside of me in a completely different way. And considering how much soul power I need to write an album that means something to me; I must admit I’m curious at the idea of writing for, or from this place.

Now don’t take my meaning of soul as something that involves god – no I’m talking merely the creative and free spirit that resides inside and says all the things you wish you could say and does all the things you wish you could do.

Anyhow; it turns out I’m not the only one into writing. After a lengthy chat with a friend recently it was realized that they too were on their own path of change and of creativity through the soul in their own writing and it dawned on me that in that sense the universe is telling me to get myself in order. The logical side says coincidence; but the spiritual side does not believe in it. Pseudoscience aside; I stopped believing in coincidence a long time ago.

Positively influencing those around you – sounds like something some hippie moron might say to you after a HARSH bong sesh. Truly though it is something profoundly revealing of your own capabilities if you can positively influence someone and they actually appreciate it and thank you for it. Through words this can be done at a speed so fast now that we have the internet that it is RIDICULOUS to think of any other medium that could do so.

Then we got video.

But this post is about the evolution of the person and the mind. If you are able to sit down and write 500 words like I am today and it is about a fiction-based tale or a fantasy or a dream you once had and then you build upon it – the dream becomes a fathomable reality unto its own via words. You are literally taking subconscious thoughts and images and playing them out into your own opera. There is something very magical about that.

Perhaps I sound old and out-dated and not ‘with-the-times’ but I think that the simplistic idea of taking something that is only entirely into your head as a thought of a story or of a life goal and then making it a reality in a very easy to communicate way is something absolutely brilliant. If we had more children expressing themselves this way rather than being forced to do detrimentally boring and un-stimulating exercises I could only imagine the evolution of art.

As we are still a fledgling society in a world made small by rapid communication; I think it a dire necessity to remind ourselves of the infinite creativity we all have. To those of you who believe you have none: change your beliefs about yourself and you will be a happy, happy person.

In childhood; whenever Ms. or Mr. Teacher gave us 45 minutes to write down a story, or perhaps we had a spare half hour to write down some thoughts about something, I would abuse this time as it would be my favorite. I would not waste a moment; minute or otherwise. It would allow me to be creative in a totally unscripted and uninhibited way without having to worry about what anyone thought about anything. It was bliss. I hope some day that everyone realizes what they are doing should be feeling the same way. It was not work. It was not school. It was playtime with pencil and paper.

~p.O

Thoughts on Moving Forward

So as I sit here; after a long happy couple of days; I think about moving forward. It seems clear to me what I have to do and what I need to do to do such a thing; but alas my mind is growing tired as it is nearly time for me to rest. Life should be joyous. Life should be fulfilled.

The question is; what do you need to fulfill it? What kind of things bring you joy? Painting cars? Being a master of fine cheese? Perhaps making beautiful instruments? Or all of the above?

I read an article the other day that said that with every 7 years you have a new life time. I thought it was a clever hook or dodgy title to a post that might be a waste of my time; but then it was not. And it was a pleasant shock.

Supposedly it takes 7 years of hard work and effort to master something. Now; with that in mind if you live until you are 87 (ish) you can master 7 things starting at the age of ten. Something about that is horribly exciting. Something about that makes me wonder and wonder more and be curious.

Something about that tells me how I want to lead my life. Pity I won’t be able to link you the article here; you should find it yourself. It was damn well intriguing.

~P.o