Who writes this blog?.
A question that’s haunting me in recent days.
Think about these scenarios.
You are a secretary. Your boss dictates a sentence and you type it down on a paper. Even though you are the one who physically types the keys and produces the letter, you did not write that letter. You are just a tool/step in the process which produced that letter.
Replace your boss with a voice. An audible voice. You are a medical transcriptionist. You hear something and type it. Who writes now?. It’s someone else, whom you do not even know. You are helping them to write.
Replace that audible voice with an image or a movie. You need to interpret what you see and write down in your own words. What you write depends on what you see. You do have the choice to use the words you like. When there is no image, there is nothing to write. Who writes now?. Maybe, you and whoever shows those images to you?. Great!.
Now, there is no image. Only your thoughts. Who writes now?. Definitely you. Right?. Because no one else is involved.
If I may ask, how those thoughts are originated?. Who/What put those vivid images/scenes in your mind as “thoughts”?. Can you voluntarily bring about a completely new thought in your mind?.
A major chunk of your creation (let’s say writing) are thoughts in your mind. The act of translation to a language is minor. If you do not know how the major chunk happens, can you claim ownership of your creation?.
I don’t. I am simply being a tool to express the words which like to be expressed.
Never bother about what you write, as long as you are truthful to yourself.
Don’t tie yourself to those words.
Let go of the ownership.
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