If you’ve been perusing this site for a while you may be wondering what is all this about, this “Thoughtwriting”? Well firstly, I thank you for your interest. Thoughtwriting is really just a subtle but powerful twist on daily journal writing.
Thoughtwriting is the daily practice of putting your thoughts on paper, but not just any thoughts. When practicing Thoughtwriting you’re putting down thoughts of extreme importance to you, about you, directly from your thoughts, and written directly to your own mind. It’s a very intentional, repetitive and cyclical practice. Whatever you happen to think when writing, you consider its value and then you write back into your mind what you think about it. It’s a daily practice of becoming aware of your automatic thinking, reassessing and then making conscious adjustments to your automatic thinking that serves you better in your moment to moment life.
Discovering who you are at an unconscious level is a basis of Thoughtwriting. Through specific writing techniques, you can discover many limiting beliefs and patterns of thought that have been laying hidden in your subconscious, sometimes for decades. In this way you are drawing out in a very gentle way those parts of you that have been directing your decisions, your behavior and your life in unproductive ways. Thoughtwriting is a method of self discovery and awareness.
In a way it is very much like reprogramming your unconscious thoughts. It is unlike the daily practice of recording the events of the day, very different from the practice of writing down goals. Thoughtwriting is an intentional practice of putting thoughts not only down on paper, but also into your mind. It is a careful, measured approach at autosuggestion, and in a sense by practicing Thoughtwriting on a daily basis you are gradually brainwashing yourself: Washing away those tired, limiting beliefs that have been directing your behavior, and replacing them with whatever thoughts and behaviors you choose.
You get to choose what to replace those limiting beliefs with through your writing. It is a powerful yet private and creative expression where you are both the presenter and the audience. On one hand you are the orator, artist, writer, teacher. On the other hand you are also the listener, observer, reader, student. It is through a unique approach of realizing that you are both teacher and student that this reprogramming is possible.
If you are already writing your goals everyday, or writing your affirmations everyday, that’s fantastic. That is largely what Thoughtwriting is about. But ask yourself, who are you writing to? Yourself, probably, and that is a great start. Who else are you writing to though? Are you also speaking through your writing to your peers as well? Are you writing to your family or your network or your community at large? Are you writing to The Universe? Are you writing to God? Again, you get to choose who it is you are writing to.
You should know that whatever audience you are writing to will answer you in some way. Your answer may be inspirational or it may be fearful. In both cases you stand to gain awareness of self. Through your writing you can both discover who you are and where you are directing your self. Even better, you have the ability to choose your audience, and you have the ability to ask whatever it is that you want from your audience. In doing so, you also get to choose what you want to gain from that audience. Think about that for a moment. Really, think about that for a moment.
What we teach in Thoughtwriting classes and coaching is that through a daily practice of writing, that is speaking directly to your own subconscious, to your community, to The Universe, to God, to whatever or whomever you may choose to speak to, what you write is a humble request as a creator of your own life. Eventually you will find your Thoughtwriting defines your life as you see fit.
So through your Thoughtwriting, write every day. Write to yourself. Write to your community. Write to The Universe. Write to God. While you’re at it, dig down and find out what you are really about. Discover your intentions, your values, your fears, and then with clarity, absorb yourself in your intentions so that you see them manifest truly in your life. It is an amazing and eye opening experience to see the results of your intentional writing in your life when you do write every single day in this way.
Above all, however you choose to write, write each and every day. If only for a few minutes, write every day. Your daily practice of writing in this way will serve you in ways that you cannot possibly imagine until you begin to see the results manifesting in your life. Trust me on this. Try it out for yourself. Try it for only a few weeks and I promise you, if you are consistent in your efforts, inexplicable results will be seen. Increased awareness of your self, reinventing your self, and enjoying the results showing up in your life is the aim of Thoughtwriting.