Tapping The Unconscious
There is just one contribution which every one of us can make: we can give into the common pool of experience some comprehension of the world as it looks to each of us.
Dorothea Brande (in the classic, Becoming a Writer) suggests our unconscious is a good source of original stories — but it’s a reluctant creature, resisting the discipline that writing requires. She describes several exercises designed to harness the unconscious:
- Writing immediately after you wake up before any associations invade the mind (or caffeine invades the body).
- Writing at a prearranged time every day.
- Meditation also improves clarity of thought.