Editor’s Letter

The world is infinite. So is our imagination. Some people say humans have very limited imagination and some say we are yet to explore a lot. Some people are curious, some people aren’t. In between we humans have learned a lot, done a lot and also expressed a lot.

How we express ourselves tells us a lot about us. Whether we are confident or shy, pessimist or optimistic, happy or sad, and many more characteristics. How we express ourselves also depends on our audience or the person whom we want to express. Some people openly express it and others express it in small instalments. Some express it through words and others express it through actions. If you are a human being you will express your feeling or thoughts in one way or the other.

Not just humans but animals too express themselves. Whether it’s your pet dog or wild animal out there in the wild. They are much better than us as the express how they actually feel. We manipulate other and make others believe what we actually ourselves don’t believe.

Self-expression is the heart and soul of all forms of creative writing from fiction and poetry to memoirs and essays. We combine our inner thoughts and feelings with what we perceive in the outer world and put it into words.

For some of us, self-expression couldn’t be easier. Give us a pen and a piece of paper and our ideas will come pouring out. For others, putting thoughts and feelings into clear, coherent sentences and paragraphs is a challenge. Everything comes out garbled, and only the writer can make sense of it.

Our ideas, thoughts, and feelings deserve to come out and show themselves in the light. Why have we been hiding them all of this time? How do we know that something you have to say won’t help change someone’s life for the better?

One of the most popular and most effective way of expressing ourselves is through words. Written word acts as a time capsule. The tone captures the emotion at the heat of the moment, while the order and style of words represent the writer’s stage of psychological development at the time of inscription. At the same time, the piece as a whole can say a lot about the writer’s health and level of education. By looking at these signatures, one can follow their own growth as a person over the years. Self-reflection is important, especially for reinforcing empathy, maturity, morality and philosophy.

Writing connects us to the world. It lets us communicate. It adds a concrete framework to our imagination. It adds dimension to our reality. It embodies the spirit of freedom and all that is right with the world.

We at enlightenment try to express our emotions, thoughts and ideas through words. We ask our readers to express themselves too not just with words but through pictures, art and also feedback. This has helped us improve ourselves and we do hope that our readers to enjoy reading out thoughts and imagination through words.

This edition is dedicated to everyone who expresses themselves and also brings out ideas and emotion of others who are not able to do it on their own. And finally, this edition is dedicated to the most important part of our team enlightenment who inspires us to do better always. And that is you, our readers. Thank you for being a part of our team. We hope you will cherish this edition of enlightenment too as you always did.

Happy Reading!

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