As I am led to a blog posted on Linkedin, “Where do we get the need to write?” http://ow.ly/bDfZm, by Tim Sunderland, I find myself repeatedly trying to access the link. Yet each attempt is led to the same message: the server is unable to connect to the link.
But nothing goes in vain. Something intervenes always, serving as the purpose for a situation. And many a times, the real cause is camouflaged as something else, which ultimately bares itself. The same meaning the incident beholds for me as I find myself completely unplugging, as the answer forces its way out through me—the answer of the being that I am. The ‘title’ of the blog post is enough, even without accessing the contents, as it allures me to come out with the answer which directly alludes to what I feel and believe thus. It is a healthy provocation, as it invokes the churning spontaneous, within.
It indeed is a question which each writer is asked by others...and at one point is asked by self of Self too. Either way it is the conviction that is being questioned. And the answer depends on: what writing is for us, means to us, and feels to us, writers. We know writers are not created. Writers are born. Some realize their Calling—As Writing and In Writing—sooner than others. But sooner or later, each does.
Creativity, one is born with. It is not something which is created after the being is created. This holds true for all forms of creative expressions. All are expressions of The Divinity Within. Herein is being shared the perspective of a writer, with respect for creativity in any and all forms.
Writing is the truest form of self-expression for us writers—expressing the experiences with the expressions creating further experiences. Like whole of life it goes in a cyclic fashion and we marvel at how our own writing leads us to know what we know, yet little do we know, that we know the same, till those words encapsulating our knowing, our knowledge, come up and out...through us. Writing is a journey with self—as self—to merge with The Self. And this journey is a journey of sharing with all, all that a writer gathers, as blessings—the revelations, realizations...everything—and keeps gathering as journey proceeds...forever...and thus sharing too, forever...
The need to write is embedded in our essence...and thus runs to the unfathomable depths within. It is BE-ING who one is. The need to write is as elementary and as indispensable as breathing.
As we breathe so we write and as we write so we breathe.
Right?! (To my writer friends: feel free to disagree)
A Writer is Born. As the Writer evolves, so does the Writing and vice-versa...merged as One. As one writes, so one breathes and as one breathes, so one writes. It is not something one does. It IS Everything That One IS...
June 19, 2012