I started writing in 2009. I started with writing my thoughts on Philosophy and Spirituality based on my experience till then of these subjects. In 2010 I began with writing Poetry and started seeing the connection between conscious and the subconscious in my writings and the voice which comes from there. In 2013 I took almost one year to write Blood Woman. (Collection of around 100 poems on the topic of Masculine and Feminine consciousness, Mortality and Radical Love.) In 2014 I started writing on Unleash Your Power. (A spiritual and philosophical world movement focused on human potential development).
I have been told (by those who have read my earlier writings) that my writing voice has matured over the last five years. That in my 2009 writings, despite the positive intentions, at times, my voice appeared more raw, provocative and polarizing than in my 2014 writings where I show more understanding and grasp for different realities. (Although still a journey where I can grow a lot further).
On a side note, that's one of the advantages of baring your creative work to the world. There are people who will connect with your work and show you the mirror of where you are in your work. And the image you see can help you to see honestly where you can grow further. So writing has helped me more powerfully than I can try to articulate.
Anyway I digressed somewhat.
I started writing this post to share with you about an unpublished article I wrote in 2009 titled "Dance on the natural high". The point I made in that article was that no chemical high (like alcohol etc) is as such necessary to touch the creative voice within you. It is possible to dance on the natural high. It is possible to experience a high, a natural state of high, without anything like alcohol etc.
Although I have never been too much into alcohol, but still when I socialize a lot, I can see that the numbers can add up. 3-4 times out in a week, 1-2 drinks each night, and we are easily talking about 6-8 drinks in a week. (Not to mention long parties where it can go further).
So here is a related decision.
I decided to give up alcohol for 1 year. It's also a good time as I see. My birthday is in November. So making a decision to not have alcohol from now 2014 till November 2015 feels just like the right decision at the right time.
I feel quite happy with this decision.
I am happy to share this decision with you. It keeps me accountable. One feels more accountable to those whom one really likes. It's interesting but I feel more close to the readers of Unleash Your Power (who write to me from all over the world) than many of the people whom I pass by everyday in my daily life.
It's raining outside right now, I can hear the rain, it's night time but I can see the silhouette of the tree and the lamp burning from the window as I look outside into the night. I like writing on these nights.
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Ashish Anand (Founder, Unleash Your Power)
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