WRITING TIP: How to make soul a reality

freewritingWhen we talk about writing from the soul — or writing from a deeper place than the discursive mind — it assumes that we know this deeper self not only exists, but is the precious center of who we are. Without this knowing, “soul” is just a concept with no real life. As James Hillman put it, “The soul can become a reality again only when each of us has the courage to take it as the first reality in our own lives, to stand for it and not just ‘believe’ in it.”