Life is actually an Art! How we Live, Dress, Eat, Talk, Love and Suffer. How writing is an Art as simple and natural as we are. How Keeping a journal can make us a better person.
Writing is the language of the soul, So, I write just as I get dressed, eat my breakfast or as I suffer in my melancholy and love in happiness, it is the product of my own personality. So, Living is an art just as writing is without being conscious of it. Being as natural and as straightforward as we truly are.
If I don’t write I feel like being drowned in my constant sorrows and my soul yearns to scream for “words”. They can do what nobody else can do they bring solace to me, I write for myself it’s like I was born to jot down the frustrations of past and save myself from the future anxieties and live cheerily in the present, I am like the “Time Traveler” who see’s the past and the future and try his best to change the present.
Writing is for everyone!
When we sit down to write, take solemn oath to say exactly what we meant to say and nothing more, using the simplest words and as few as possible.
There is no golden rule for good writing, just as there is no golden rule for living and the great writer may break all the rules and yet remain a great writer.
One must keep a diary, the essence of a diary is that no one should read it but the author. Nobody cares for what one writes in it. And we never try to impress our-self artificially we should express our inner self as truthful and as natural as possible.
Oscar Wilde, 19th century playwright, said: “I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train.”
Writing is like bleeding your heart out on paper and it increases the ability to face the worst kind of scenarios. It is like having a true friend to speak with, think of it as communicating to your own soul.
Keeping a journal is a blessing, those who have the habit of putting down their thoughts into the paper know’s the benefits they get from it. I have been writing in diaries for many years and I have such multitudes of impressions that I can create my whole life again.
Writing is an art in the sense in which painting of pictures or the composing of music is an art, as an Art it possesses a definite technique; that is to be mastered, selection of words, tricks of rhythm and the style unless one didn’t have those qualities, he can’t write anything valuable.
That is what the world says and we all know there is no wisdom in believing what everybody says. I actually consider Writing as an “Art Therapy” we all need in times of joys and suffering. it is what make us human. It can improve our health and we will never conform to the verdicts of others but form our own individuality.
Samuel butler wrote in his famous diary “I never knew a writer yet who took the smallest pains with his style and was at the same time readable.
We shouldn’t think that writing demands special training and mastery of grammar and laws of syntax, just write what ever comes to your mind. As is the famous saying “first thought best thought”.
And real thinking begins with writing, when your focused and explore the avenues of your mind in a single topic, it gives us the ability to change our IQ.
According to the report by the University of Victoria noted that “Writing as part of language learning has a positive correlation with intelligence.”
Being able to get on the same page with someone is a mark of emotional intelligence, and allows for a much deeper connection.
“Writing has critical connections to speaking” according to a Stanford report.
Journaling is a form of written communication, albeit to oneself. Nonetheless, the sub-vocalization of tracing your written thoughts naturally translates in actual vocalization.
Writing in the manner of “stream of consciousness”
I love to write in this technique, developed by some writer’s in 20th century, why not take it out of the Literary circle.
it is a powerful tool and what we need to do is to simply to write without thinking — “stream of consciousness” writing. Beyond overcoming writer’s block, stream of consciousness writing brings out thoughts and ideas you never knew you had in you, and loosens up your expressive muscles. Write at least three pages in the morning. Including even one page as part of your journaling will get your creative juices flowing.
Benefits of Keeping a journal
The act of writing accesses your left brain, which is analytical and rational. While your left brain is occupied, your right brain is free to create, intuit and feel. In sum, writing removes mental blocks and allows you to use all of your brainpower to better understand yourself, others and the world around you. Begin journaling and begin experiencing these benefits:
- Makes you more Creative
- Helps to release Stress, and Anxiety
- It improves our understanding about our own nature
- Improves your writing skills and vocabulary
- When we write while in disguised failures we wrote them and learn from our intuition later on, it improves the memory.
- When we write we are mostly lonely, and it gives us the moment to reflect on our being, make us self-reliant.
- Pennebaker contends that regular journaling strengthens immune cells, called T-lymphocytes. Other research indicates that journaling decreases the symptoms of asthma and rheumatoid arthritis.
🙂 keep Writing