Today is the 33rd day, of writing, and publishing every day. It has been an awesome ride, so far! Apart from being self-accountable, to writing and publishing everyday; I have been observing changes, from within. Changes, brought about by writing.
A friend who knows that I write and post, daily, shared this post from NYTimes with me - Writing your way to Happiness.
“The idea here is getting people to come to terms with who they are, where they want to go,” said Dr. Pennebaker. “I think of expressive writing as a life course correction.” - Writing your way to Happiness, NYTimes.
…any and all writings’ are expressive, in one way or another.
While reading that article, I could only think of one principle and one person.
A little background:
I am a science buff, I’d like to think so. If not for Computer Science, I would’ve been, probably, working as a physicist; Quantum Mechanics, mostly. I have been in love with Science, for a long time now. Being close to Science, has also made me more of a, spiritual person. The balance, of the dashed T’s and dotted I’s, required for sustaining, intelligent and self-conscious, life forms and the Eco-systems that form, to balance life itself, is something that keeps me in ever awe, of someone or something, out there that has influenced these constants.
While my knowledge of quantum physics, today, may be rusty and my mathematic skills don’t exist, I do like to keep myself up-to-date with the happenings in the Quantum world. I’ve even subscribed to CERN’s magazines, just for this purpose.
Writing, will change your reality. - The Observer effect.
In a gist, the principle, one of Quantum Mechanics, simply states that observing a phenomenon, will bring about a change in the state of the phenomenon, being observed.
The summary from the paper, published in 1998, by the Weizmann Institute Of Science.
One of the most bizarre premises of quantum theory, which has long fascinated philosophers and physicists alike, states that by the very act of watching, the observer affects the observed reality. - Weizmann Institute Of Science.
Plainly put, just by simply observing and willing, you make and affect, your own reality. Doesn’t really matter, what or who, you see as a helping hand (or not) for yourself. As long as you see yourself, doing something that means a lot to you, for you, it can and will influence, your reality and/or your state. Your reality is, ultimately, how you observe it.
This is how, I, observe mine and this is how I see writing, helping me, and changing me, and my reality. I keep a log of all these observations, by writing about ‘em and more often than not, sharing those writs on-line, here. This is how, I have determined that writing is changing me, into something I want to, into someone I know is real and will be a part of my own reality.
Whoa! Profound and dramatic, I know. Sue me! I am like that.
Here’s a video that explains, what the Observer effect is.
My dear sister and a close friend, who wants to write but is scared.
The person, I thought of while reading that post on NYTimes, is my dear sister, who’s also a very close friend. She’s awesome, where writing is concerned and as a person. She’s fashionably inclined, a doctor and is very intelligent. She’s also, scared of writing. So, this one’s for all those who want to write, but are scared of doing so or are still undecided.
Write. Don’t publish it, if you don’t want to. But write. Writing forces you to think, from your adult ego state. A state, in which, you are thinking as an adult, not as a parent or a child. A state, in which, you are thinking of yourself, about yourself; and not for anyone else’s sake. It’s one of the most liberating feelings, I have had.
I am the kind of a person, who can’t express much, not physically or emotionally, at least. I do feel, but I can’t express it while speaking to you, or via my body language. I am just a Neanderthal like that. What I can do, is write; and that’s when and where, my feelings and my thoughts pour out, on a piece of paper.
On reading back what I wrote; on what I’ve felt and what thoughts I’ve had, I better understand myself and my state. I observe it.
PS: What do you think about the Matrix now, eh?