Writing is Medicine
Creating a practice.
There are many modalities of healing, personal development, and transformation. Writing is one of the most powerful modalities. I’ve explored many writing frameworks: The Five Minute Journal, Bullet Journal, Jordan Peterson’s Self Authoring, Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages, Vishen Lakhiani’s 3 Most Important Questions, and others. They all have their value.
One of the questions I like to reflect on is, “If you had $100 million in your bank account, what would you do?” Many people I ask respond with something like, “I’ve never thought about that.” I suppose because we are too busy chasing this kind of Happiness:
Ultimately, frameworks are just a tool.
“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
Write about Uncertainty. Write about the Past. Write about the Future. Write about the Present. Write about your Fears. Get it out. Burn it afterwards if it’s cathartic. Writing is Thinking With Style. The key is consistency. Write Every Day.
“Write. I would just say write as much as possible. It doesn’t have to be rhymes, it doesn’t have to be anything. You just write. How you feel. Write as much shit as possible. Get as much shit off your chest because, like, you could age that way, you could die that way, you could get cancer that way. Write as much shit as possible, and then, once you look back at it, you won’t feel those feelings like that anymore.
The more you keep writing and the more you write your progress every day (and that’s what I do) on a daily, try to figure out how the best me possible.”
Day 2: Warrior Songs #GivingChristmas