Writing For Release
Everyone writes for different reasons. Some people desire to tell stories that lie deep within their minds. Some people wish to tell tales of the darkness that lies inside each person on this planet. Some people want to write poems on the beauty of nature. No matter the medium in which a person writes, no matter the reason behind the writing, the reason humans write is to release certain emotions; writing takes the emotion from the mind, puts it on the paper, so that they can release it into the world, and if one is lucky someone else will read it. All humans have an abundance of emotion and thoughts, and many people never find a release in which they can finally let go of certain emotions and thoughts that are holding them back in life, tying them down, bounding them from living, but some people write about these in the medium they feel most comfortable with (whether it be poetry, short stories, fiction, nonfiction, and/or another medium). Some people write for themselves, journaling their every thought, and their every emotion or feeling, but a true writer wants nothing more to send all of their deepest emotions, thoughts, feelings, and experiences into the world desiring nothing more for a stranger to delve into their mind and live vicariously through their observations.
Writing Makes One Take Control
Emotions, thoughts, and feelings are uncontrollable, and sometimes they take control of ones life, making them incapable of moving on. Writing allows one to take control of their thoughts, emotions, and feelings, and allows them to release them, making them sound magnificent, readable, and imaginable. When one writes they must take control, they must make sense of life, and create something so beautiful that will make others want to read on to the end. In life, one loses control very easily, but when one writes, one gains all control, forces the words from their minds and shapes them into something quite unimaginable to most.
Writing Allows One to Let Go and Move On in Life
It can be extremely difficult to sort through thoughts and emotions to make sense of how one feels. When one writes this becomes easier. It can be difficult for one to let go of certain thoughts and feelings in life, and when one writes this becomes easier. When one writes they are able to let go of certain feelings, they are able to let go of certain emotions, and they are able to let go of certain thoughts. When one one writes they are physically able to let go and move on to the next chapter of life. Good writing takes way more than just spewing out words, it is necessary to make sense of the words that are vomited onto the paper (making sense of these words usually comes in the editing stage), but sometimes writing doesn't have to be good, it just has to be personal because people (and even the best writers) never share their most raw and intimate thoughts and emotions.
When Communication is Lacking Writing Prevails
Physically talking to other people about ones emotions and inner thoughts is more than difficult, sometimes it feels near impossible. People try their damnedest to keep things in, to try not to expose themselves too much to the outside world, therefore, where communication lacks, writing will prevail. When one cannot speak outwardly, one can write, whether it be in a private journal or another medium in which they share with others.
Picturing a Life and a Future Looks Better on Paper
Everyone was told in school to write out the future on paper, and truth needs to be told, the future and life in general seems much better on paper. This is not a bad thing. One must always picture something they cannot physically see at the time. One must write down what they think, what they feel, and what they desire at every stage in life. This is where writing comes in handy (for every individual, not only the ones who consider themselves writers). When one writes what they desire the most on paper, they are more likely to remember it, therefore they are more likely to strive to achieve it.
Write Just Because it Feels Good
That tingling, sensual, amazing, touching, immaculate feeling that one gets from writing is like no other. When all else fails, just write. Writing feels good, it allows one to release things that are bottled up, it allows one to feel, to visualize, to emote, to feel, to live, and to learn. When life becomes overwhelming, unbearable, unlivable, just write. When one writes they let go, they move on, and they can live again, and strive toward a brighter future.
© 2013 Jami Johnson