Monday, December 17, 2012

Write Your Identities

Sail forth - steer for the deep waters only,
Reckless O soul, exploring, I with thee and thee with me.
For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared to go,
And we will risk the ship, ourselves and all.     
                            -Walt Whitman
A few of the characters we inhabit during our life experience might include: sibling, friend, spouse, parent, employer, employee. As a result, our true self may stay hidden. 

Have we taken the time to study the authenticity of ourselves because of myriad role responsibilities? Do we travel away from our real selves because of the many roles we play?

A writer's quest involves the process of discovering an authentic self. It takes a lifetime to explore and delve into the depths of one's inner world in writing beyond the chaos of daily life.

Take time to mine your curiosity. Investigate beyond your mistaken identities for an inner voice.                   

Describe with concrete details what this voice sounds like. 
Where do you come from?
Where do you belong?

What is your contentment?

What questions do you have about the real you?
As you write into your depths of discovery, listen for a haunting voice of your true self. Which "other self" keeps you company as you dive deeper into your self-enlightenment process?
Start a dialogue and respond to it when frustrated, angry, needy and happy. Return to ask and answer questions.

Creative Write: Write about a risk taken that might define you.

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