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The Power of Writing

The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought,
this in turn makes us think more deeply about life,
which helps us regain our equilibrium.
~Norbet Platt

Write down the thoughts of the moment.
Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable.
~Francis Bacon

When you read these quotes what do you think?  Read them again and think about them.  When is the last time you put your pen to paper?  For some, the act of writing has been long forgotten…along with your English teacher who insisted you learn the five paragraph essay to perfection.  No wonder writing didn’t become your pastime of choice!

But there is power in writing.  The only changes we can make take place in this physical realm, and writing is the means to bring those changes to pass.  A thought remains only a thought, until it is written.  Then, and only then, does it become something physical, something you can see and really consider.

Here is a challenge for you:  Get a blank sheet of paper and a pen, don’t worry about what is going to come out, but aim to fill the page with whatever comes to mind.  Do this each day for seven days and see where you end up.

  • Did a new idea come to you?
  • Did a thought that lingered in the back of your mind dissolve once it was written out?
  • Did you uncover feelings about a situation you are facing that you didn’t know were there?
  • Is a goal that you felt was unrealistic now seem doable?

This is the magic of writing!  As motivational speaker Brian Tracy says, “Think on paper.”  If you have the guts enough to do it, you will begin a path of self-discovery that you may have never thought possible!  Go for it!

Writing became such a process of discovery that I couldn’t wait to get to work in the morning:
I wanted to know what I was going to say.
~Sharon O’Brien