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Pen to Paper: Exploring self through writing

Updated: Nov 21, 2021

I am here to share my experience with writing and how it has been one of the best tools for the discovery of knowledge of self. I am not saying that picking up a pen and paper will magically fix your problems. I do believe with the right people around you and a healed mind writing is a tool that helps you see your path and is a place to figure out how to navigate the obstacles. I was given a gift after coming home from prison in 2015. My mother handed me a leather-bound journal. At first, I thought it was weird that my mother was handing me a journal. Then I remembered the connection that I had with writing while I was in prison. The writing was the only place I didn’t hide. The only place where I knew how to be honest to a fault. My journal is a place that I became emotional intelligent as I started to be able to identify the problem patterns as well as becoming aware of the areas that needed improvement. The ego is such a hostage-taker. Not wanting to admit that there is always room to improve. Through my writing, I started to understand how powerful the mind is if healed. As my plans that were being written about nightly started to come true. I started to change through my writing. We feed ourselves in many ways. From what it is we watch, to read, the music we listen to, how we speak to ourselves and others, and lastly the thoughts that are running through our head. Starting my process, was difficult to begin, and I would like to share an easy starting point for anyone on a journey of self-discovery. What did I learn today? Start to create the historical data about you. I feel the more we are willing to learn about ourselves the easier it becomes to be the change we want to see in the world. We are all the others of our own story so stop allowing others to dictate the words on your documents of life

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