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1-1-1: The power of writing it down, Going beyond the surface & Unlocking happiness
"I don't know what I think until I write about it."
Why do you write? What is its purpose? To impress those around you? Those who read, soak in or even just breeze through the series of words you spread across the white canvas that is the open page. I was asked recently if my writing this newsletter, my book ( and future books) and just about my need to be constantly fixated on anything me or my team put out as prose has a larger purpose or goal. And to be honest, I didn't have a clear cut answer.
Because writing isn't a means to an end, it's a means to every end. When you write something down, you distil your thoughts and emotions, reflecting on all your experiences and those you have soaked in from others' writing as well. When you write, you project what has been a method from centuries ago to take ideas and give them a physical manifestation. Writing is everything and yet nothing. It is your mind splattered across a sheet of paper.
It allows you not to hold things in your mind. Instead, it will enable you to find a way to channelise the noise that erupts in your brain into plausible words that can be defined and structured into ideas and doodles that clear them off your headspace and radiate onto a page.
"Why do I write?"
Because it helps me understand who I am more than anything else! It's my reflection on a sheet of paper for me to look, feel, store or crumple away. It clears my mind and enables my mindset. I write because it makes me who I am, was and could be.
Fitness is a mindset, its something that enables you to be who you could be beyond the surface. It can also be a lot of fun! This week on “Take aPause” I talk to Sohrab Khushrusahi the founder of SOHFIT on going beyond the surface with fitness and allowing it to be a lifestyle driver for you.
The pursuit of happiness is in many ways what drives us as human beings and so it has for eons. Its however something that tends to get muddled in what can only be considered a mixture of emotional and mental confusion. But, rather than looking at newer insights into it what we might need to do is look at ancient strategies to uncover the truth to finding happiness. Thats exactly what Ryan Holiday and Dr. Arthur Brooks do in this video.