Monday, September 14, 2009

Unconsciousness Controls Us

Unconsciousness Controls Us
Wake Up to Live with Desiree Leigh

"A surprising number of us would just as soon avoid starting down the slippery slope that uncomfortable feelings can present if we give them full expression on paper. Better to ignore or suppress them, lest they start to make our lives more complicated than we can handle...

We often make the mistake of thinking there is safety in unconsciousness and danger in awareness. But the reverse is actually true. As writers, awareness of our thoughts gives us control over our material, where as unconsciousness controls us."

Excerpted from Writing the Mind Alive.

Wake Up to Live with Desiree Leigh

1 comment:

  1. "As writers, awareness of our thought gives us control over our material, whereas unconsciousness controls us"

    That said, I find that writing down those things that are bothering me allows me to face them, reduce them to manageable sizes, and even realize which are not really an issue.

    Being aware of the issues means taking control of the issues, and I have always found that writing about them first makes them clearer and more manageable.

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