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Scripts—more than just the stories we tell ourselves

November 25, 2015 LifepsychologyThoughts  4 comments

Scripts are more than the stories we tell ourselves.

Scripts—programs—are so deeply ingrained into our psyches that if you were to reset your entire brain (get to the code, if you will), you would remember: how to breathe, water and food are essential, and your scripts.

Scripts are things that we know as truth, even when logically and cognitively we know they are not.

Scripts are typically programmed during your childhood. But they can also be wired in later on in life too.

Scripts determine your life. For good or for bad. Because you play them out over and over again in your life. Most of the time, without even realizing it.

Scripts are what makes people enter into bad relationship after bad relationship, or exist in a perpetual cycle of self-destruction,

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The Creative Process: gives meaning

February 7, 2014 Writing  No comments

 The Creative Process series is my way of trying to understand how creative people create.

The encounter of the artist with their inner world might be the core of the creative process. But why do we do it? What is the whole point of the confrontation, the struggle, the futility of realizing an abstract idea into a concrete form?

The point is simply that creating gives us meaning.

To give something meaning is to have significance or have a worthwhile, important quality.

Creating gives personal meaning and identity. It helps us as people understand our purpose and what we're here for. For artists, the actual act of creating is our purpose. We exist to live and to live is to create.

Everyday when I engage in writing, I have a purpose. If I do

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