It is often urged as a step to healing to write down your emotions, your thoughts, everything you keep inside. It is believed that putting the thoughts inside your head on paper is actually a therapeutic form of tension release. The toxins that you keep locked inside will flow via ink on paper and relieve you from the stress.
But it is also a way of getting to terms with a truth you keep concealed even from yourself.
There are so many things going on inside our minds that we tell no one. Sometimes we don’t even admit them to ourselves.
And often that is what hurts us the most. Failure to acknowledge facts keeps our emotions perplexed and maintains our mood in a complex state.
In short, we cannot fix what we do not accept.
So we are urged to write.
We write down made-up stories to tell the truths we wish we could say out loud.
And in these, we hope to find some consolation, some relief, some healing.