3 Jan 2012

The Power of Writing: Generating Profound Insights and Solving Everyday Problems

Submitted by Stephen Winters
TitleThe Power of Writing: Generating Profound Insights and Solving Everyday Problems
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsRowley, C
Access Year2012
Access DateJan 3, 2012
Last Update Date2002
Publishermetavoice.org
KeywordsWriting
Abstract

What makes writing such a powerful tool for reflection and the discovery of new possibilities?

  • Writing makes the invisible visible. At any one time, you have myriad thoughts, ideas and insights lodged in your mind, waiting to be released. Writing is one way to let your thoughts flow, to take you wherever you need to go.

  • Writing assists you in putting aside your internal censor. It is important for you put aside any self-judgment when you begin to write. Refrain from judging how "well" you're writing or the ideas that show up on the paper. Instead write to think, write for the fun of it, write to relieve confusion. Sometimes the thinking mind can't access what the writing mind can.
  • Writing is a process of reflective thinking or self-observation. It puts you in touch with emotions or thoughts you might not be aware of. Plunging into a problem on paper, you may suddenly see a solution clearly.

  • Writing is a form of creativity, and creativity is one of the best antidotes to mental or emotional confusion and burn-out. When you feel like you've thought a problem to death, stop thinking. Turn to creativity and engage the right side of your brain. And allow the answers to come to you.
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