Reflections, self-discovery

The Analogous Mind…

Write your self a story,

complete,

and live it as your own…

Chances are you’ll learn something,

about yourself,

that was previously Unknown.

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That’s the thing about fiction and fantasy, though, isn’t it?  Innocuous, entertaining, completely unreal-istic.  Until you live it as your self, and make it your own.

Then it becomes real.  Totally real.  For you anyway…

The magic of great writing is that ability to pull you in, immerse you in the “safe” realm of words.  Feeling isolated from the drama and trauma of life for a while, comfy and cozy in your little reading nook…

Until the truth slams into your heart, taking your breath away, leaving you stunned.  And speechless.  For there is no response when it happens that way, no escape, no retreat.  The author may have lured you in with beautiful words, but they stick, remaining with you long after you look away…

Like a curse…

Writing your own story allows you to control the ending, but otherwise the process remains the same.  Hidden gems and unconscious agendas control the rhythm and the rhyme.  Your Self directs the flow, while your self just rides along.  These truths last…

Until the next story is written…

***   ***   ***

In the “real” world we call this empathy; less thought, more feeling.  But the steps remain the same.  Immersing our selves in someone else’s frame of reference to learn about ourselves.  Each new Other we encounter is a new opportunity; each new being we meet, a lesson come to greet…

We live in an infinite hall of mirrors…

What a disturbing thought to think…

For this story, this analogy, has led to yet another unforgettable truth, the previously Unknown, revealed:

I, too, am a narcissist!  And this  is All about Me…

Ugh…

 

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9 thoughts on “The Analogous Mind…

  1. I can see how that would develop Lisa
    However…
    After my last book, I have the feeling when writing you run the chance of tuning into another part of Creation, and the folk there take over your outline of the characters and pitch into your narrative with their own ideas. It did not go the way it was supposed too!

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    • And this, my friend, is why I never write fiction with an outline. I tend to get too frustrated when the story gets hijacked. I prefer to let my characters tell their own story, while I just follow along for the adventure…

      That being said, though, I must acknowledge that you, the outline user (and others like you), are published authors, while I am not. Any writer reading this should take note of that fact… 😀

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      • You never know Lisa when a story may suddenly take off and draw you along. It may well be just growing away at its own pace. Should you find this has come upon you, have no fear but do as you said and follow the adventure.
        I’m self-published through Kindle and am not sure where my work will go in terms of being read and liked. Maybe, maybe not, but the stories will keep on coming.😃

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  2. Analogous: good word… 🙂 Ok, so, it is indeed always about ourselves. Some are blatant about it, the narcissists, but surprise, surprise, they are not genuine because it’s with intention to deceive in some fashion, even to deceiving themselves.
    Life as we know it is not a collaboration of collectives, though that is the standard belief that our controlling Matrix forces down our throats and brainwashes us with. Life is based in individualism. That is its motive force and reason to exist. Only an individual can cause change, collectives only reinforce the status quo and create entropy in a system – note the collapse of earth man’s massive all-controlling and all destroying civilization in this very day. We are observing collectivism past its crowing apex exponentially collapsing from the top (elitist moral corruption and mental degeneration) and from the bottom (endemic growing poverty, disease, dispossession) undermining the base of the pyramid of power. If you “listen” with “ears to hear” you can hear the groaning and cracking getting louder by the day.

    What this entropic process cannot destroy is the individual; the one who hasn’t sold out to the collective; the free being. These are the ones who, when they see a collapsing aspect of the Temple of Doom called civilization, do not bemoan its collapse nor rush out to find old props to try supporting it a while longer. (Ex: ‘Throw out the republicans, bring back the democrats’) They back away, neither pleased nor particularly saddened. They are the ones who then reach out in compassion to those horrified and helpless in the face of this global catastrophe.

    These are the self empowered individuals who long ago cashed in their chips in the collective process and walked away alone. They took responsibility for themselves, they became serious, aware, understanding and detached. They taught themselves the art of compassion and then realized that they had become “as gods” and utterly self-centred, that everything they did was because they chose to do it, not because their society demanded it.

    Yes, it is all about me, the individual, the one who can never again be bought. The alternative is to buy shares in a collapsing building that has always collapsed; to lose everything and die in the rubble. That’s not me and I don’t think that is you either.

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