A courageous exercise in getting to know yourself better
“June 22 field clover feel giddily happy tiny breeze blow warm just right on skin lazy setting sun susan brown eyes twilight lightning bugs flicker campfire smell wafting light-headed first star twinkle love longing lost here now old then young then old blink reflective regret sad accepting grateful wisdom wistful still”
It’s what I call “thought” writing. Just let your thoughts go where they may. Don’t force them. Nor plan them. Just let them go. Freewheel. You may find that your thoughts are completely random. Or you may find them to be somewhat associative with one another. Let them be. Either way is fine. Any way is fine. No one will know but you. Unless you type them for all to see - like me.
But it will sure tell you a heckuva lot about yourself.
You must not be afraid. At all.
You must not think the words, “not go there”. Ever. You must be willing to go there.
I’m tellin’ you now, my friends, your mind will sometimes tread on somewhat fearful and darkened ground when you let your thoughts run wild and free.
Yet such journeys need not be so ultimately fearful. Nor so dark. For in the end you will see yourself in a new light. Perhaps, in some ways, for the first time. Clearly.
Friends, please go with me now as I go back and examine a couple of “surprises” from my initial thought process above - of the phrase, “June 22” (one can do some thought writing for each day of the entire year, if one wishes). Yes, all those words - and untold more that I didn’t write here - came from that one initial thought; June 22. I just plugged “June 22” into my mind and then I let my mind go. The entire process for this phrase took less than a minute.
One must learn to type or write fast, if one wants to re-read one’s thoughts as they actually happened (and not wait even an instant - as I find this leads to too much “correction” and “changing” of thoughts, whether intentional or not).