Where do you do your best thinking?
I mean the kind of thinking that makes you forget that you should eat. The kind of deep thinking where you lose sense of time.
Some of my best thinking is when I’m writing.
Once I’ve decided what to write about, my thoughts start to unfold. I encourage you to try it. You’re going to discover a lot about yourself.
How do I do it?
Write to your former self. For me, this means that I imagine I’m talking to the person that I was 8 years ago. That’s before I had surgery and was blinded.
What would get the attention of my former self?
That’s a tough question, because I usually didn’t listen to many people. It had to be someone I knew and respected. What would that mean for you?
Write until you feel better.
It makes me feel better once I get to a comfortable place and block out distractions. Being able to put my thoughts down makes me feel better. It also helps me to realize that I’m having more meaningful thoughts. It’s not always obvious. It sometimes takes a little digging.
It’s like an onion.
Once you start peeling it back, you soon find that there’s another layer. The experience of writing is truly humbling. Writing allows my thoughts to become real. When I start this process I’m blind to the possibilities. Once I’ve started to write, I’ve started to have sight.
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