Finding words for what is painful begins the healing–through form and style the poet (or pilgrim) recovers control over tragic events. But for this to work, it is necessary to be absolutely truthful, never pulling punches, always looking at reality without flinching.”–from Creativity: the psychology of discovery and invention,” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (author of Flow)

“What is painful” is the sense of separation from Wholeness, Prosperity, separation from a direct sense of the fullness of life in this and every moment. Seems to me that everybody, even the saints and sages, suffers, to greater or lesser degree, in one moment or another, this pain of a sense of separation. Let’s write about it, honestly, with each other, and let the healing begin.

Would of course be interested to know how you personally use writing as a “method” for healing.

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