Writing is something that can mean differently to different people. There are people who think writing can be an escape. It may serve a purpose to some. It may be a source of livelihood or it can be part of one’s passion. The thing is that writing has been powerful enough to shape history. Writing has the power of command thanks to the imperative sentence. We use writing to keep track of agriculture, customs, culture, records, ideas, inventions and even emotions. It is pretty hard to imagine for a civilization strive without writing. As a healing tool, we don’t buy it to realize how writing can be a way to heal.
We live in a world defined by stress. We wake up going up to the stress in life. Writing can be a way to help us cope better with life’s greatest crucibles. When we put our minds and push the pen onto the paper or tap away on our keyboards, there is magic taking place. Trouble seems to disappear as soon as we write. If you aren’t yet convinced, here are some ideas why writing can heal the best of us.
Our mind is a total mess when we are stressed. Our lives are meaningless and aimless when we are stressed. There are times we are subjected to do super-human feats. This is where writing can be a healing tool. When we write, we are able to do things that are spectacular. With writing our minds become more structures and be able to understand things better. As we write, we become more organized and our minds are calmer. It is a way to put meaning in meaningless world. It is a way for us to put in order the mess in our minds.
As we write, we are not aware how silly or awkward our writing can be. Like when we write a poem or a prose that is full imperative sentence of rusty nails of pain. Of course, we get fixated on our grammar. Just keep on writing and we become calmer and it helps make our minds steadier. Our being becomes calmer when we write stuff. We need to put more emphasis on things in our mind as we write. We may call is being “in the zone”. It is the place between the devil and the deep blue sea of our creativity, knocking the socks off.
When people are subjected to stress a lot of things happen. One way to get healed is via writing.
Writing can help make things sensible. Make it a point to use writing to heal.