As William Faulkner said, “In writing, you must kill your darlings.”
That is the truth.
However, another option for writers is to save the scattered wisdom from your article, novel, screenplay in a separate place. Subconscious ideas channeled through written language are sometimes quite sacred. If you have to cut certain things (which I believe is good) try saving them somewhere else.
These are my little darlings saved from an article I am writing about the Chakras.
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You are alive and your being is divine.
The benefits of awakening are sublime.
Your wings are striking, please spread them so we might catch a glimpse of you.
Total love is a lightless, blissful state of being.
You have carried your pain this far up the mountain. Time to ascend without it.
Consider the world a poem written by the gods.
Love all beings, all life-forms – plants, animals, and even the stars.
Once you see with your third eye, there is no going back.
The mind is a powerful and mystical energy transmitter.
Unfold the layers of being to find the divine stone of Self.
Feel the vibrations of time by listening from the seat of heart.
Dive deep into the subjects that elevate your consciousness.
Look within or be without…
As you do this, you will come to recognize the paradoxical oneness of all things.
The light at the end of the tunnel is not the illusion. The tunnel is.
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They do not fit in, but they cannot be left out.