By Anjali Lakhi
Words have the power to empower people. But whose words empower you the most? The words that come from the within.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, it would be safe to say that you must have come across at least two such writings in your life, that shook up your entire belief system. This is what writing does to us, especially when it’s our own. When writing originates from the soul, it often traverses back to it, to heal the scratches and evolve us. So is writing a skill or a gift? Well, it can be both- a skilled gift or a gifted skill. For some, writing might come off as a necessity, a hunger, a story trying to pour out, whereas for others, writing might be like a serene breeze softly blowing past the valleys of their face.
Here’s a simple 4-step guide on how to begin writing and empower yourself through it.
EMBRACE THE CONFLICT
Listen up all the budding writers out there, conflict is going to be your best friend when you’re out there with a diary on your desk. Battles and disappointments bottle up emotions in our heart, which give rise to an energy. Now it’s in your hand whether you wish to displace that energy positively by writing down or negatively by cribbing around.
ALWAYS CARRY A JOURNAL
One of the game-changing factors that distinguish creative men from ordinary men is that the former always pen down every thought that strikes their mind. It is like a call from god, sudden and unexpected. Creativity strikes in the oddest of hours, in the most disguised manners. It either sneaks in silently under the covers or comes like a thundering knock on the door. And if in those times, you put up excuses like “maybe tomorrow” or “I’m tired”, creativity treads out and you get stuck up in what’s popularly called as Writer’s block.
LISTEN TO YOUR BODY & SOUL
Make a phone call to yourself as often as you call your best-friend. Dive into the depths of your inner self and try to know the unknown, the things that reside in your subconscious. When you master the art of talking to yourself, words will come to you like eating or breathing and a diary would become your best friend. This goes both the ways.
EMBRACE THE POSITIVES AND TRASH THE VENTING
At times, the going gets too much, you’re filled with some vengeance that you need to get out of your system right away. So do that. Scribble down all your anger fervently, like a hungry lion feasting on a fleshy prey. But once you kick that negativity out, make sure to trash that piece of paper as well. On the flip side, when life’s a song and everything’s happy, write down all your optimism and save that paper to look back upon. This will reinforce self-worth in you.
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