creative writing

Creative Writing

Employing a Mythic Imagination


The philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer tended to be a rather grim and stoic character. With the benefit of age and having lived quite a self-reflect life, he was able to eventually find a sense of interconnection with the cosmos.

Schopenhauer had this to see about how empowering it can be to see yourself as the hero of your own story:

“When you reach a certain age and look back over your life, it seems to have had an order. It seems to have had been composed by someone. And those events that when they occurred seemed merely accidental and occasional and just something that happened, turn out to be the main elements in a consistent plot. Who composed this plot?

 

Just as your dreams are composed by an aspect of yourself, of which your consciousness is unaware, so your whole life has been composed by the will within you. Just as those people whom you met by chance became effective agents in the structuring of your life, so you have been an agent in the structuring of other lives, and the whole thing gears together like one big symphony, everything influencing and structuring everything else.”

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how to start a small business

 

When exploring the question of how to start a small business, I typically invite people to start by exploring their heritage and the beliefs and values instilled in them. As Ted Hughes simply put it, “Before us stands yesterday.”

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Stories make sense

Writing is a form of self-understanding and expression that can be used in a variety of ways. This article is an illustration of how an End of Year Reflection piece can make sense of your year and connect it with your lifelong narrative.  As Christina Baldwin mused, “Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.”

Read more: 2018 Overview Of The Year That Was