I Love to Write

When I say I love to write, I really mean,

If you don’t put everything you feel into writing, how do you exist in this world? How can you move around with that that luggage without drowning if you fall into the ocean? I’m not sure how you’re expected to breathe while holding your feelings in. without taking them down on paper and catching them in the air. Writing will always be a part of whatever path I pursue in life. It will always have words in it. I’m going to make art, both for myself and for other people.

When I say I love to write, I really mean,

I am always curious about other people’s story when I look them in the eyes. I can never appreciate a dandelion without thinking of its child. I have to pay attention to the lyrics when I listen to music. Do you understand what I’m saying when I say that rain is not just rain and that you are not just you? Words don’t exist in a vacuum. For as long as I put the words aside, my heart starts to race, my fingers begin to itch, and withdrawal symptoms begin to consume me. When I don’t speak, I am not myself. If the multiverse is true, I hope I’ll never live in a world where I’m not writing. When I say I love to write, what I truly mean is that it saved me.

Why do you write?

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  1. I write because I want someone to know what I’ve been through. I want someone to reach out and say, “that must’ve been very lonely.” I want someone to let me know I did my best and I can hold my head high moving forward.
    And if any of that can also make someone else feel not alone, or inspired, then that’s just a miracle.

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    1. GS says:

      Nobody on Earth, and there has never been, knows how to do everything. There is no one whose best is always sufficient. You gave it your all. You did the best you could at the time, and you should stop doubting yourself. It does not imply that things would have gone better under different circumstances or that you would be able to handle the same circumstances better in the future. Simply let it go and stop berating yourself. Thank you for inspiring me today. Much love.

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      1. Thank you for sharing! I felt this. My exact sentiments 🤍

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    2. sicetnon3 says:

      From your post you seem to be saying that you write because you “want”. This is a beautiful insight. Keep going in this direction…

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  2. she who tied knotes says:

    It did save me. ❤

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  3. she who tied knotes says:

    It did save me ❤

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    1. GS says:

      Ah makes the two of us. Writing is such a potent tool that it can move people, change their perspectives, transform lives, and even change history. It can increase intellectual capacity and help people understand the differences between the past and the present.

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  4. I write because I must. I really want to paint pictures, but I write instead. If I don’t write it means my depression has won a day. If I draw it means I have written myself high enough for a spill over and I do love the sound of pencils on paper.
    And, it’s history. Someone will uncover our stories in another life time and they will be charmed by what we didn’t write, which will give birth to their ideas of what happened in the spaces between which part of our soul we were able to bare and the bits we could not bear to speak about.
    Love and Light.

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    1. GS says:

      Beautiful. We all should write a book it our lifetime. Writing is, by definition, an introspective and thoughtful activity. You are not required to finish a book in a month or two; take your time. The more time you devote to writing, the more you will learn. If you’re just starting out as a writer, go for your life path. Many people believe that in order to write about their lives, they must do something significant or become famous. This is not the case. The reason for writing about your life is that you have a real story to tell; one that has the potential to change the lives of others through your trials and tribulations.

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  5. Brandagain says:

    I haven’t been on the threads for awhile. So I really like this post!

    I write as an impulse. It’s been the biggest part of my life in recent years, my savior and demon. It’s as close as I’ve come to a panacea of addictions. Pushing me up when I’m down, calming me when I’m stressed, waking me in the morning, putting me to sleep at night.

    Since the pandemic, Netflix more often wins. My general creativity has struggled. But it’s a comfortable space, natural. It generally puts me in a better space.

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    1. GS says:

      Don’t write because someone else told you to.
      Don’t start writing just because you’ve heard it’s a useful skill.
      You should not write just to say something.
      You write because you enjoy it.
      You want to write because you want to make a lot of money from it.
      You should write because you have something to say.

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      1. sicetnon3 says:

        Maybe you write because you are loved.

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  6. M says:

    I love encountering people who express similar feelings to myself about a particular thing. Especially writing. Like you, it saved me also. The potential of a blank page is endless. It’s like a world you have free reign over. I love the freedom of writing, the accessibility of it, the fact there’s no right or wrong. It welcomes all. It can connect people also. The power of words is beyond measure. Great post!

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    1. GS says:

      Oh, your words are just beautiful. You won’t feel as much pressure to impress when you write for yourself. It will free you up to write quality, sincere content that will genuinely touch readers, which is what you actually need to write (starting with you).

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  7. Vikas Tiwari says:

    It frees me.

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    1. GS says:

      Ah yes, I can relate to that. It lifts up the heaviness in me. It’s a great mood changer although for a short time before the intrusive thoughts caught on.

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  8. 9erick says:

    I write partly because I like to communicate in paragraphs to lengthy for social media platforms and because I thought it would be a good idea to start a gratitude journal online.

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    1. GS says:

      Beautiful. Thankfulness is an attitude that you can practice and develop. Showing gratitude means you are acknowledging the goodness in your life. By writing these things down, you are able to feel more positive emotions.

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  9. Reaseaorg says:

    Words don’t exist in a vacuum resonated with me, it is like you almost provide an evidenced evolution of your thoughts and personality 🙂

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    1. GS says:

      Yes for sure. It also describes how it feels to you at the moment that you’re writing about.

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  10. sicetnon3 says:

    It writes me. If it didn’t, I wouldn’t appear as these letters on your page…

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    1. GS says:

      Hahah yes yes. The words just start flowing. I love it.

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  11. Dawn Minott says:

    I write so my voice won’t die within me unexpressed. I write for self expression.

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    1. GS says:

      Wow yes absolutely. The intangibility of your feelings and experiences can be made more tangible by writing down and performing your thoughts. They allow you to express your emotions in a concrete and honest way.

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      1. Dawn Minott says:

        110% agree!!!! 😀

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  12. So true, writing helps me to release those thoughts which are so heavy to keep inside me. It’s just bliss for my eyes to look at a paper decorated with words from my heart!

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    1. GS says:

      I agree, writing does that for me too, helping me gain control of my emotions and improve my mental health.

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    2. GS says:

      yessss!!!!!

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  13. I write for me, but i write for the right reasons as you do, too.

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    1. GS says:

      It’s so empowering and there is a calm sense of peace within when I write. Sometimes I feel I am losing touch with reality, floating in my thought world. But thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.

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  14. Love this. Writing is my life, and I feel “stuck” when I stop. It’s like a River of my soul, and if I ever put down the pen, it is as if a dam is quickly built while the water rushes to the top. I have to grasp the medium again quickly or the pressure will cause the restraints to burst.
    Thank you for sharing.

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    1. GS says:

      What you are saying is true. A study by APA showed that writing can help to relieve stress by combatting negative and intrusive thoughts. The study explains that writing about negative experiences can help you to overcome them and that, by putting your experience into perspective, you are able to concentrate on the positive as a result.

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  15. G. J. Jolly says:

    Writing is my second love. Because I can, no longer, even attempt my first love anymore, I make the best of this one.

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you have writing 🙂

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  16. Nicole Smith says:

    You are an amazing writer and I love this piece. I write to process life around me. I write to understand things. I write because the words live in my head and need some place to go.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you. We write for similar reasons it seems.

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  17. Lori says:

    Wow! This is powerful. Brought tears to my eyes. I wish I would’ve written it, because it explains perfectly why I write.

    “How can you move around with that that luggage without drowning if you fall into the ocean? I’m not sure how you’re expected to breathe while holding your feelings in.”

    These are questions I wonder about others who don’t write and seem to easily tamp down their feelings. For me it would be like trying to hold down a beach ball underwater for eternity.

    “I am always curious about other people’s story when I look them in the eyes.”

    A resounding yes to me doing this, too. ☝

    “Do you understand what I’m saying when I say that rain is not just rain and that you are not just you?”

    Absolutely, I understand. And you have not only explained why I write, but that ☝ sentence explains why I publish.

    “When I say I love to write, what I truly mean is that it saved me.

    Why do you write?”

    And here you’ve taught me something I didn’t realize about me before. Thank you for sharing why you write. It touched my soul.

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    1. GS says:

      Ah Lori, you made me cry just now. It feels overwhelming to be heard and understood. Thank you 🙏🏼

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      1. Lori says:

        Isn’t it amazing that you understood me and I understood you? Two strangers touching hearts from across the globe!
        I really love this piece. In the future, if I have some time, I might ask your permission to discuss this piece on my blog. Right now, I’m working on getting my latest novel published. It’s got much of what you discuss on your blog, but in a work of fiction. I like to think of it as an allegory for self-help, spirituality. I’m hoping to put a preview on my blog soon, once I can figure out the uploading process to Amazon. 🙂

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      2. GS says:

        Wow I am so excited for your book, Lori. I have been contemplating whether I should publish a non fiction book or poetry book. Started working on both and now confused about which one to finish first. Your message feels like a sign to me.

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      3. Lori says:

        It’s good that you look for signs. I do that, too. What would the nonfiction book be about? Some of your topics on your blog? I wish there were more people writing about spirituality. Books were big on the topic in the early 2000s, and I read a lot of them back then. I think spirituality is really needed now.

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      4. GS says:

        Yes the book I am writing is about self care and self love. Spirituality I believe needs an experience and I have yet to take that leap in my life. What do you think?

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      5. Lori says:

        Are you asking what I think about taking the leap into spirituality or about publishing your book?

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      6. GS says:

        Both actually. Is it possible to write a book on something you have academic knowledge of and not experience?

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      7. Lori says:

        All I can tell you is the old saying, “write what you know” and pour your heart into it. If you feel the compulsion to write something, write it. When finished, you can decide whether it’s publishable, or hold on to it for a while. You can always tweak it later if you end up having the experiences you wrote about. The book I just finished (and am having trouble with formatting for Kindle) is an idea I had a dozen years ago. I started writing it about five years ago. Finally finished (had it edited), and I’m ready to publish. If you want to take further, you can email me. GNL61@aim.com

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      8. Lori says:

        I responded to you here, but in checking, I don’t see my comment. Maybe you kept it private? If my comment didn’t show up, we can communicate through email if you’d like. Let me know and I’ll share my address.

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  18. Absolutely, still learning also.

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  19. I write because I crave to leave some legacy when I’ll exiting this world.

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  20. I write here because deep inside I crave to leave some legacy behind when I’ll be leaving this world.

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    1. GS says:

      Excellent point Husnah. What will you be remembered for after you pass away? The most significant individuals, those who leave extraordinary legacies, endure in the hearts of those they have impacted. Physically, they will no longer be a part of society, but their beliefs, ideals, and accomplishments will live on and influence future generations. By pushing yourself to excellence now, you may begin leaving your impact on the world.

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      1. Indeed. Thanks for such an insightful response to my comment. Thinking and writing out loud is what we as writers will be leaving as legacy I believe even if it comes out to be beneficial for only a single person and not the larger audience.

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      2. GS says:

        💯 agreed

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  21. Aish says:

    Exactly! Writing saves a lot of us, helps us express our bottled up feelings, spread awareness and positivity, live lives that can only be imagined, and much more. It is a blessing to be cherished.

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    1. GS says:

      I agree. Everybody has occasionally felt the need to express their frustrations and opinions in order to make their point. Writing can aid you in accomplishing that. Try to put all of your concerns, complaints, uncertainties, dreams, and pretty much anything else that comes to mind in writing. Just start writing and don’t worry about what you put on paper or your computer screen. Although the outcome may appear to be very chaotic, that is not the goal.

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  22. Sharun Mani says:

    I write because I want others to know what I feel and sometimes want them to realise what really matters.

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    1. GS says:

      I have similar reasons to write, Sharun. Glad we met online.

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      1. Sharun Mani says:

        Yeah ! Nice to meet you !

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  23. Taylor Jamieson says:

    This is a rabbit hole … There is a silly quote from the old climbing movie K2. The two lead characters are sitting in a tent talking about why they climb and what they think about when they climb and Taylor says, “I think about sex.”
    Harold reply’s, “Sex you’ve had or sex you’re going to have?”
    And Taylor answers immediately, “Neither. I think about the ones who got away.”

    I write to the ones who stopped listening, and maybe that is the saddest, and in a cruel irony, the safest audience there can be. Isn’t it? So many of us here wrote to the ones who will never see these words. 🙏🏼💙

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  24. I love this post. I feel the same about writing! I stopped for a few years after having my personal diary read. I am grateful to have my passion for writing back! When I stopped writing I didn’t have a hobby or anything else I liked doing so I am happy to be back.

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    1. GS says:

      I am glad you started writing again. It’s soul work indeed.

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  25. Aditi Verma says:

    Your post popped up like a mirror of emotions most writers in a similar manner feel. I do to. Writing calms me, energises me,annoys me, but never leaves me. It is always and forever indebted somewhere deep within me as I keep moving ahead in Life.✨

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    1. GS says:

      Writing is soul’s way of speaking with us I believe. I am so happy to see so many people understanding the value it provides. Thank you Aditi for reading my post and sharing your thoughts.

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  26. Nice post with the useful information 👍

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you. Glad you liked the post

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  27. Qonyike says:

    I write to express myself, to escape reality, dive into my virtual world, I enjoy it. So much in my head, how will I store all that? I write.

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    1. GS says:

      That’s such a wonderful thing to do. Putting thoughts on paper helps us see things from a fresh perspective and empty mind. Thank you for sharing this with us.!

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  28. gpavants says:

    Me too. Hope you are good. It’s been a egol

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    1. GS says:

      Not good Gary. But Ploughing through relying on life’s impermanence

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      1. gpavants says:

        Hope you get some relief and peace of mind and heart. God knows our struggles all too well.

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      2. GS says:

        They say it’s the darkest before dawn. I hope the dawn is near.

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      3. gpavants says:

        Hang in there Garima. Stuck in depression so I get it.

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      4. sicetnon3 says:

        Does belief in impermanence apply to impermanence itself?

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      5. GS says:

        From my limited knowledge, I think it does. Nothing is permanent in this world.

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      6. sicetnon3 says:

        Fortunately, we have limited knowledge…it leaves room for joyful surprise.

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      7. GS says:

        Indeed..I am dying to be surprised now

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      8. sicetnon3 says:

        The word now is “control”, yet possibly not the last one to be discovered

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      9. sicetnon3 says:

        The imperfect is included in the perfect…

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  29. Bewilded says:

    Why do you write?
    Words have a magical way of putting your life and feelings into perspective. For me, It’s not about writing for just pleasure. It’s a ME that needs to read myself in words…. 🙏🤍

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    1. GS says:

      Beautiful thought. Words are souls music.

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  30. Thanks for sharing your motivation for writing. One of my reasons for writing is to share my curiosity through the written word. An idea invites me to write, no matter whether it pursues a poem or short story.

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    1. GS says:

      Excellent. Einstein may have been selling himself short, but he raised a valid point. Often, pursuing curiosity can result in successful outcomes.

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  31. Aww. Keep writing dear.

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