Thursday, January 30, 2014

Stream of Consciousness: An Exercise...

Stream of consciousness is a type of writing that allows locked doors to unlock. It allows the mind freedom to be swept away in madness and then return to sanity. It soothes the soul while unleashing the animal within. Do not fear it, for fear limits you. Embrace it and allow the river to take you where it may.

For 10-20 minutes write whatever comes to mind and I mean whatever. Do not stop, judge, or critique what you write, just write. This exercise is beneficial as it helps to relieve stress, increase creativity and gain awareness into yourself and the world around you.

My Stream:
"Running into the desert she panicked. What would she do. Where would she go. The cat cried. But not sad. it was happy. there were things she needed to do yet on her perch she sat, listening to the sound of silence. The concrete wall formed a barrier to the land of wonder yet gave her a sense of promise when looking at it. why don't you go asked the owl? it seemed silly to her that she even thought about his land beyond lands but that what this is, silly. no punctuation, or little punctuation for that matter. grammar, spelling all didn't matter. it   was freedom to be who you are and go where you wanted to go.the owl asked another
 time why don't you go. and she did. she ran and jumped and skipped and plunged into the unknown that awaited her from the start. Love, life and planning halted for the mysterious zone of space kept her at ease. into the mouth of solitude and reflection yet bombarded by the hope of illusion. funny. not quite. but silly."

There you have it. Stream of consciousness writing at its finest. In the words of the infamous Virginia Woole "Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end."