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Writing As a Tool For Self-Discovery (Also, Philosocom's Directory on Writing)

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Penning Your Path, Creating Your Own Dharma

If you wish to explore your thoughts through writing, you simply have to write your thoughts on paper/a computer screen. Besides its role in communication, constant writing can be very helpful for one's intelligence and self-awareness, while also recording your thoughts. This is how writing can be described: the conversion of thought into a series of words and sentences. And this simple process may be more powerful and significant than one might think.

Writing is a most valuable and needed action if you wish to record your thoughts not only for yourself, but for others long after your death. It can not only allow you (and others) a chance for fortune, but also a chance to gain power in this world, through the followership of others. With the power of the keyboard you now have a chance to influence people throughout the world, adding more value to their lives, and getting more value, yourself, in exchange.

I can personally testify that, thanks to my writing, I got to know myself better, and thus I became more self-conscious, analytical, and introspective. It even changed my life, perhaps to a point of a "mental rebirth". Writing can do a lot for one's inner self-development, and not only improve their standing in the external world. Thus, writing can be a great possibility of giving yourself many insights and words of wisdom that you may otherwise miss.

And the more you practice at it, and share these insights to the world, you can become more relevant, and your value can even become irreplaceable in the eyes of some.

Even after you die, perhaps your writing pieces can store your identity and your memory for hundreds of years, whether you become known or remain anonymous. As such, logically, the value of memory is sacred in a way.

Unmasking the Inner You: The Practice of Unfiltered Thought

To begin knowing yourself through writing, initiate the journey of introspection. Consider writing down every subject, person, opinion, experience, even the most fleeting of thought that occupies your mind's feed of chatter. From this vast, seemingly-infinite inventory, focus on a specific subject to better reveal to yourself. Let your pen (or keyboard) dance across the page, as it displays the landscape of your unfiltered, undenied mind. Judgment is an obstacle here, as well as any value that denies yourself from the truth. Therefore, to reveal yourself to the maximum extent, let your thoughts flow wild like a horse without a human rider.

And it was in such occurances that I discovered my true name. This compelled me to further isolate myself from this world, and focus on my philosophical work. In other words, knowing the truth about ourselves, and in general, can allow us to better operate in accordance to it, to reality. It is also one of the main points of philosophy, which makes it, in fact, very practical a tool.

So into the shadows, of your darker self, unafraid of what you may find. Confess your darkest secrets to a void of space, safe from the dangerous eyes of this unforgiving world. within the industrious production of thought-conversion, negativity, as well as the repressed truths, can find their relief. This leads self-discovery, and this in turn leads to the freedom from the tyranny of repression.

Let your recordings carry you deeper into your being. Let your honest thoughts liberate you from fear and anxiety, as you recognize their existence like a new political entity. This is the transmutated power of introspection -- a series of "spells" that can summon the truth, which can set you free. Let the truths about yourself, cleanse you from the impurity of denial. Let yourself overcome it.

But be warned, for the quest for self-professorship demands courage, or the ability to act despite cowardice. You may confront aspects of yourself you dislike, even loathe. Be prepared for tears, for fury, for the torment of confronting your own darkness. And by "darkness" I refer to anything about yourself that you refuse to acknowledge as part of who you are.

I know who I am. I know what I become. I know what I am capable of. The truth has set me free, and as Carl Jung said: "Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate".

But remember, within this hidden sphere vulnerability, which you defend, lies the key to true self-mastery. Embrace the limitations, or shatter them altogether. The choice is up to you, only when you finally attain the knowledge required for either of those. And one cannot become a sage of himself or herself without this journey beforehand.

Your raw thoughts, however "abnormal" or "untamed," deserve a true safe space. Share them with caution,with people who appreciate the value of secrecy. For some truths are best whispered in private, never be revealed to the ears of those who can use them to abuse you, like energy vampires. Remember, the most important, real life stories are often the ones we keep closest to our hearts. Consider applying mystery to your life, therefore, to prevent unnecessary suffering in the future.

This is not merely a writing exercise; it's a pilgrimage into the heart of your being. It can be compared to the journey James Sunderland from Silent Hill 2 went through, to understand the truth about himself.

To know yourself beyond the superficiality of the simplistic concepts of names, origin, and occupation is to unlock the secrets of your inner workings, usually reserved for your subconscious mind. This knowledge becomes a bridge to understanding others as well, allowing the increase of empathy in a world where social interaction is slowly losing its value. How come? Simply try to see yourself in other's shoes. It may be easier to do so, once you better know who you are.

Unmask, then your inner self and discover the boundless horizons of your own unfiltered mind. Do so not only for yourself but for others as well, if you wish to understand other people as much as you wish to understand yourself. You have no idea how vast your inner landscape truly is, as we are, most often than not, limit ourselves, thus restraining our capabilities as well.

Extra Notes

Extra: I used to write novellas as a teenager, but I never published them anywhere, and are in Hebrew. As of the end of 2023, they are in the long production of being translated to English.

Anyhow, I never really liked writing fiction because I do not like escaping from reality. It is hard for me to manage a fictional universe when I can manage something that is far more real. If I enjoyed it more, I perhaps would not have been a philosopher, but a fiction writer.

I know I have that potential, but I can't enjoy something without contributing to others. I'm serious. And I do not like contributing to others with fantasies. If I ever write fantasies, like this one, it's only as an allegory. And I hate writing in subtext when I can simply say the words I want to say, plain and simple.

Through writing I discovered my best use for the world in this life.

Extra 2: It is believed that writing has the power to manifest our thoughts into existence, by being persistent in their written form through several techniques. See for yourselves if it will work out for you.

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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