Writing Journal Y2 Day 362

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This is a wall:

brick_wall

It didn’t just pop out of thin air.  Someone built it.

I think we build walls all the time.  Barriers, actually.  “I can’t do this because…”  How many times have you told yourself that?  How many times have you thought, “Gosh, this would be really cool, but…” and then you talk yourself out of it?  That’s a wall, one you created for yourself.

Sometimes, we build these walls to protect ourselves from the unknown and the unpredictable; or the unfamiliar.  It’s a defense mechanism.  And I don’t just mean in the writing, this applies to other, if not all, aspects of our lives.

Worse, other people put up walls in front of us and say it’s for our own good.  They’re trying to protect us, too.  Or themselves.  But it’s still a wall which, by nature, is meant to keep someone/thing out, or in.

This year is nearly done.  My suggestion for the new one is that you break down some walls, or build fewer as you go, or, even better, do a combination of them both.  That’s what I’m going to try.

~P

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