How to be inspired to write while sober?

I know it sounds like a stupid question but I’m wondering if anyone has this problem, and if so how do you overcome it? Don’t judge me! I live in Cali, it’s legal. I mainly write dark poetry, but I write jokes as well. It seems that when I’m "medicated" there’s a stream of ideas flowing through my mind. When I’m sober I can’t come up with anything! I’m trying to not medicate anymore right now for personal reasons but I really hate the fact that I can’t write! How can I be inspired to write when I’m sober?

How to be inspired to write while sober?

Understand that the deep repository of your stream of consciousness responds as it is DIRECTED to do….to "give you ideas" and it CANNOT say no. Your subconscious does not care what its instructions are. Its purpose is to carry out instructions, period (no matter what state of influence you are under). That’s HOW you can retrain it to ACT according to YOUR instructions while sober. (Hint: continuous practice doing this IS the retraining).

Try this: while sober, write about what it’s like to write when you’re not. How ? DELIBERATELY see this as a purpose so compelling that you will not allow anything to change it. The "compulsion to do" can ONLY be invoked IN you, BY you, not by any information you receive from asking for an answer.

Your ample experience of writing while intoxicated (medicated) will give you PLENTY to write about….because you ALREADY have a body of work to use. REMEMBER ?

Take a dispassionate look at EACH work you’ve already written and describe HOW the ideas you put on paper showed up that way (even if only how you think they did).

The stream of ideas flowing though your mind will PULL THEMSELVES INTO YOUR SOBER CONSCIOUSNESS, because you are TELLING your mind to reenact your memories OF writing them.

The process would be like "re"-training yourself to drive safely on the roads in England or Japan (on the "wrong" side) with different "driver’s and passenger’s side, brake and accelerator pedals, different hand brake, etc,…..after years of driving on the "right" side in the U.S.), do you see ?

The motivation to learn would be just as urgent….to navigate the roads (retraining your writing process) without "crashing", if you know what I mean.

A bit of concentrated effort doing this WILL retrain your subconscious to respond to you….because you’re doing this ON PURPOSE (see 1st source on motivation).

Wait until this starts getting to be such fun, that you’ll be surprised when this becomes as second nature to you as say, enjoying the sights in a rental car YOU drive on busy London streets to get to Heathrow Airport so you can hop back across "the pond", pick up another rental in the U.S.; then drive to a friend’s home on the crowded highways of California, before taking a weekend-long trip to Japan, driving your own rental to an apartment in Tokyo….ALL without blinking an eye !

….(’cause you’d be jet-lagged !)

Just kiddin’…

Hope this and the sources, below, inspire you to become so ambidextrous….that you’ll even be able to write (drive) with BOTH sides of your brain, without crashing….whether in the U.S. or not !

One Response to “How to be inspired to write while sober?”

  • guthrio says:

    How to be inspired to write while sober?

    Understand that the deep repository of your stream of consciousness responds as it is DIRECTED to do….to "give you ideas" and it CANNOT say no. Your subconscious does not care what its instructions are. Its purpose is to carry out instructions, period (no matter what state of influence you are under). That’s HOW you can retrain it to ACT according to YOUR instructions while sober. (Hint: continuous practice doing this IS the retraining).

    Try this: while sober, write about what it’s like to write when you’re not. How ? DELIBERATELY see this as a purpose so compelling that you will not allow anything to change it. The "compulsion to do" can ONLY be invoked IN you, BY you, not by any information you receive from asking for an answer.

    Your ample experience of writing while intoxicated (medicated) will give you PLENTY to write about….because you ALREADY have a body of work to use. REMEMBER ?

    Take a dispassionate look at EACH work you’ve already written and describe HOW the ideas you put on paper showed up that way (even if only how you think they did).

    The stream of ideas flowing though your mind will PULL THEMSELVES INTO YOUR SOBER CONSCIOUSNESS, because you are TELLING your mind to reenact your memories OF writing them.

    The process would be like "re"-training yourself to drive safely on the roads in England or Japan (on the "wrong" side) with different "driver’s and passenger’s side, brake and accelerator pedals, different hand brake, etc,…..after years of driving on the "right" side in the U.S.), do you see ?

    The motivation to learn would be just as urgent….to navigate the roads (retraining your writing process) without "crashing", if you know what I mean.

    A bit of concentrated effort doing this WILL retrain your subconscious to respond to you….because you’re doing this ON PURPOSE (see 1st source on motivation).

    Wait until this starts getting to be such fun, that you’ll be surprised when this becomes as second nature to you as say, enjoying the sights in a rental car YOU drive on busy London streets to get to Heathrow Airport so you can hop back across "the pond", pick up another rental in the U.S.; then drive to a friend’s home on the crowded highways of California, before taking a weekend-long trip to Japan, driving your own rental to an apartment in Tokyo….ALL without blinking an eye !

    ….(’cause you’d be jet-lagged !)

    Just kiddin’…

    Hope this and the sources, below, inspire you to become so ambidextrous….that you’ll even be able to write (drive) with BOTH sides of your brain, without crashing….whether in the U.S. or not !
    References :
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AvENvtnka4a0hICxSCr7uoLty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20130202160509AAqqgj8

    http://ideas-are-free.blogspot.com/

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