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.

Photo: morning, Lake Alexandrina.

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One Response to “Tapping The Unconscious”

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