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Touching One's Soul - The Ultimate Inspiration for a
by Edward B.
From smoke and dirt to
pollution and oil, it is amazing how much gunk
can collect on a window over time. I sit here in my office
the window that appears to look the same as it did when it was
but wondering why it was always a gray overcast outside. I was
used to the slow collection of crud so I never really noticed
the window was becoming. It took a lot of cleaner, four rags,
and a lot
of elbow grease to make the window acceptably transparent again,
it'll never be the same as it was when it was new.
Just as with the window, from birth, we all collect some level
on our souls. This gunk consists of misinformation, prejudices,
trauma, and myriad other experiences that layer over our
insides. These layers slowly change the way we see our world
creating an opaque film over our soul's eye. With that we begin
see the world in a way that we assume that it is and not
in a way that it truly exists. Our reality becomes tainted
from perusing and becoming everything that we could possibly
However, somehow we need to clean off that gunk to obtain a
view of life.
---Writing to Clear my
After 15 years of sharpening
pencils and banging on the keyboard,
I am still amazed at the things that happen as I continue to
In the early days, I simply did it because it helped to pay the
it was fun to see my books at the bookstore. But, as time
began to realize that the more I write, the more I learn about
and the more layers that peel off of my soul.
I must say, that the most fulfilling experience I ever had as a
was the day that I saw my soul. To settle your doubts, it wasn't
much a physical manifestation of a soul, but it was the
of my fingers to create content so rich that I had to pinch
see if it was still me. This bizarre, yet fulfilling, sensation
into an entirely different frame of mind and a sense of
and self-belief like I had never known.
---Writing to Scratch the
Writing can take on many
different shapes and sizes. Some write for
research. Some write for pleasure. Others write for money. But,
the core of writing is the expression of one's inner being. It
outlet for the soul. A way for it to give so that it can dig its
of the layers of contradiction and goo that have piled on over
Many books have been written about the act of keeping journals
writing pages in the mornings to describe the first things that
your mind to clear the way for the remainder of the day. The
behind such practice writings is to begin to dig through years
and mire to touch the ultimate writer within us. However, it is
more than that. It is the release of our creative self that we
inside and provides us with guidance and direction through our
---Writing to Touch the
The soul is that energy that
keeps it alive and connected to the
Universe. It is the most basic part of our existence, but
knowledge and emotion of the Universe. When you touch your
your fingers take on a life of their own and you "feel" the
you must write. Whether you feel it as inspiration or some
message, it doesn't matter. It all boils down to the fact that
connected to your inner self and have punctured a hole through
the inspiration can flow.
Once you touch your soul, your life will change. It's like a
chain-reaction that changes your outlook and your direction. You
what you are truly made of and find that you are capable of
All of the challenges you've encountered throughout your life
transform into lessons.
The easiest way to begin the journey of self-discovery is to
writing. Don't write about the fly on the wall or the sunset.
what you feel. What is the first feeling that comes to you.
While your first few attempts
will appear, perhaps, embarrassing, they
are simply a representation as to the way the soul's message
translated through the years of experience piled on top of it.
objective is to dig through the layers to reach your core. Just
writing. Every time you write, you'll find that the feeling
documenting becomes clearer and more intelligible.
Whether your objective in life
is to be a writer or not, the idea behind
writing is simply to touch your soul. It's no wonder so many
live their lives in spiritual destitution. The creativity that
fuel every thing in life is stifled. Don't starve your spirit.
creative gift the Universe has given you. Love it and care for
as important as the food you eat and the air you breathe as it
what supports your life.
Copyright © Edward B. Toupin 2014.
About the Author:
Edward B. Toupin is an author, life-strategy coach,
technical writer living in Las Vegas, NV. Among other things, he
books and articles on topics ranging from career success through
organization and fulfillment.