The See Within
Janie Lynn Panagopoulos
Imagine for a moment we, as writers are made of two rhythms. One breathes in and becomes inspired. The other breathes out - and becomes the inspiration.
The writer breathes in and is inspired by creativity and imagination that is all around us; we can see it within. As we breathe out, the reader breathes in our inspiration, creativity, and imagination and becomes inspired. Our gift to the reader. The writer reflects on the reader's reactions. One feels while the other interprets.
As writers, we learn to balance these two rhythms by using our senses, sensing the world both from the outside in observation and from the inside in emotions, spirit, and passion.
Life as a writer constantly changes like a Sea within. To see writing from the inside out. To see what everyone sees but to see it differently. The sea within, our inner world, is borderless, moving, gathering, connecting, creating a world to see, feel, and imagine.
The sea within flows and is as individual to the writer as it is to know oneself, to see within. To know oneself allows the writer to stand in other's shoes, to create life in characters, and to share knowledge and secrets. This sea within is the foundation of the writer's life to see.
Having a purpose to write deletes the lost sense of randomness in life. It gives our stories depth and recognition. If I have a purpose to write, it will not be something else that gives me purpose, but it is me looking at myself as the purpose - to see.
To see the writer's sea from the inside out requires a strong inner compass in our ever-changing world. For this, we need our North Star to give us direction; we need our families, teachers, and friends. These things help us stay afloat and keep direction, allowing us to breathe in, become inspired, and breathe out inspiration for others, to feel the rolling of our waves of emotions, and to create and interpret spirit and passion.
Writers swim in your sea of imagination, attend to your purpose, tap into your inner being, and see as no one else has seen before.
Copyright 2017 Janie Lynn Panagopoulos