Writers have a rich inner life that isn’t obvious to most people, you look at most writers and they look ordinary, and you can’t even begin to imagine the rich inner life that they are experiencing. Having ideas all the time and thinking, reflecting and refining, always contemplating about things.
It’s something that writers can’t help but do, their outward look or persona doesn’t match the intense internal activities that are going on, and they can only outlet this in the form of writing. Only then do you get a glimpse into the internal workings of the mind of a writer.
Writers are literally flowing with ideas, viewing, watching observing, taking notes. Every time something happens in their lives whether it is trivial or a major life event. It triggers an internal inquisitiveness that churns out the thinking and reflecting mechanism, creating relationships in their own thought patterns without even realizing it.
Writer are dreamers by nature and they have a very vivid imagination which leads them to become self-absorbed by their own inner world. This the reason why sometimes they come across as indifferent or even stoic at times. They don’t mean to be like this, but the lure of their inner world compels them to do so.
The reality is that they are simultaneously engaging their inner imaginative intuition onto the world while participating with this reality. And the observations they make of this reality they turn into a rich tapestry of feelings and thoughts that interact to form or create a different view of the world or their inner reality or to cement an old view that they had of the world.
Thoughts are flowing into their conscious mind from everywhere. Writers have no choice but to write to document the inner workings of their mind, otherwise there is no outlet for this rich imaginative world. They have a seamless transition from a dream like state to a waking reality, only to withdraw into themselves every moment they can, because the richness of their own world is so much more appealing and pleasing then the outer world.
The inner world of a writer couples imagination or injects imagination onto the world and animates the thoughts and images into new realities and insights that may never have occurred by just cold observation of the world.
Writers thrive on this intangible flux of imagination, intuition and feelings. They are spectators of the inner workings of their own mind and awestruck by the vividness of their own imagination. Writers are merely documenting what is going on and translating thought to paper.
Writer’s inner world is limitless and their imagination morphs into new thoughts and relationships. They unravel themselves to the writer while they are intently watching the inner mechanism of their own mind. Hues of emotions and feelings mingles with intuition all painting a vivid picture of a wonderful and colorful internal realty.
Writers almost go into a trance like state, watching the reverie of their own animated thoughts transforming into ideas and possibilities. Writers can spend hours in their own mind, reflecting, contemplating with swirling thoughts of the possibility of things.
Writers can’t seem to write what they experience quickly enough. They fear that the inspiration and vividness of what they see and experience will be lost in an instance, so they frantically write to capture the essence of their vision and thoughts. Their thoughts flowing so fast and furious that their fingers can’t; keep up with the speed of thought.
Their writing only becomes a shadow of what they are experiencing and viewing with their inner eye. Only a small portion of the richness comes across in their writing. Writers minds wanders like a dream state from one idea to another without any inhibitions or attempts to control the richness, this gives their thoughts an independence that is being closely watched by the left side of their brain because it knows it will have to tame the wild imagination of the writer by editing what it is ruminating. But for now the imagination is free to mutate into glorious colors of thought and feelings interwoven by intuitive perceptions.
The state created by the richness of the inner mind of writers creates an almost meditative state of tranquility and observation of the mind’s ability to create something from nothing or to morph seemingly disparate ideas into new ideas by forming relationships where relationships didn’t exist before. The writers mind is tranquil yet animated at the same time, like a mind watching a mind, almost as if there are two people inside of the mind, an observer and the mind. The observer watching the rich world being unraveled by the mind, and the shifts and changes of the landscape of the mind as they try and adjust to accommodate the conceptual rifts of ever changing thoughts meandering in from external reality.
The writer’s universe lies within their mind and they constantly try to align that inner universe with the outer universe which creates frictions of ideas and from that friction comes the vividness of imagination. This can only be captured by the writer only if they are paying attention to these shifting of ideas.
Clashes of reality, creating colors and an avalanche of thoughts.
To writers these thoughts are alive and have a life, a life within the environment of their mind. These thoughts are trying to tell the observant writer something. Something new that can be relayed to the outer world.
“Thoughts have secrets that only writers can see and accept”
Most thoughts and the interaction between other thoughts are ignored by most people, but writers pay special attention to them because of their disposition of being a writer.
A writers mind is full of fireworks, going off every second of the day with a cascade of ideas being borne every moment. Writers try and harvest these ideas and transform them into something meaningful by using the limitations of language to communicate them.
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