Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Writing Your Way To What You Want

Source of picture: gregoryhogan

The following is an article I stumbled across when I was supposed to be doing something more important than being unproductive. I willed myself to gather a head start on my university readings but soon enough, that goal fell by the wayside.

I think this article sums up the reasons why I like to write and part of the reasons behind the creation of this blog...
There is an art to living—to creating your life on your terms based on your desires, your talents, your values, and your dreams.
I didn’t know how to get what I wanted.  I just kept writing about what I wanted.  And as I continued to write, I became clearer and more specific about the life I wanted to create.
The practice of writing in a journal is a powerful tool for cultivating what you want from life. We are artists, creating our lives out of the materials of our experiences, thoughts, and dreams.  When we write, we empower ourselves and breathe life into what we want and how we want to live. You can’t always know exactly how your desires will materialize into reality.  This is where faith comes in.  If you show up, listen to and speak from your heart, and then let go of the need to know how, you can let the universe or God or quantum physics or whatever that thing is that helps our dreams become a reality do its magic.
If you could create your life to be exactly how you want, what would it look like?  Dare to imagine the perfect life for you—what kind of person do you want to be?  What kind of people do you want to spend time with?  How do you want to feel?  How do you want to make the people around you feel? Where do you want to live?  What do you want to do for your work?  What do you want your home to look and feel like?  How do you want to live—do you want freedom, stability, love, acceptance?  Do you want adventure, wisdom, and laughter?
Remember always, you are the ultimate artist creating your life.
- Jana Krawczyk in 'Writing Your Way to What You Want'
My aims for this blog are detailed in my first post, New Blog Beginnings. I am not an aspiring writer nor do I wish to be the next best thing on the Top 10 Bestsellers List. I will leave that to those who are truly talented in the field. My purpose behind my writings is to communicate my thoughts and feelings to myself in an orderly, reasonable manner - to reflect, be critical and to be better understand why things are the way they are. And anyone who happens to stumble upon my posts and contribute positively to the discussions is a bonus. I try to think of this as an extensive character building exercise.

As for the obvious question, "What do I want from life"? I can't answer that just yet. But with every post published on 'Strength of the Soul', I hope to edge closer to finding out what that is.


  1. Thank you for posting this! I love reading your blog. You are such a talent.

  2. Thank you, Dorothy. You're too kind! Hope you are well.