The Left Overs
Placing pen to paper is an art often thought to be reserved for the thinkers among us. Bright men and women with ideas abound, sharing knowledge through carefully worded prose; The rest of us reading in awe.
Turns out, the thinkers are no different than us. They simply have the courage to place their pen on a piece of paper rich with possibilities. Enter morning pages.
Morning pages is the courageous step of putting pen to paper — writing a stream of consciousness until the well is dry, followed by a review. Pulling out the highlighters, searching for nuggets of truth, of true clarity that hold value outside the release of writing ones thoughts. These nuggets are what I call “the left overs”. Moments of unintentional wisdom needing further exploration.
The left overs are a chance to dig in. A chance to hash out the best and brightest of your subconscious. A moment to analyze thoughts as they come.
Often the left overs lead to nothing. Sometimes they spark intense exploration. The value is in the excitement of the discovery.