I found this site because I am trying to solve long-standing issues I have with writing. It is an ongoing experiment.
I knew that one of the issues was with my thoughts, namely their speed. It is physically impossible for me to type at the rate my thoughts move, and whole paragraphs are gone before I make it through a sentence. I am picking the problem apart and finding more further down.
Starting to post here I feel I am not precise with my meaning and am concerned about being misunderstood. Probably a projection, as I am often misunderstood. I know others here understand that frustration. I spend all my time thinking about things I want to say and never say them because the other is too much of a bother; I will need to clarify which is too much effort. I stick to pondering but it is stagnant.
Yesterday I was thinking about something I wanted to say, and an image pops up. I realize this is how I must be more precise: I must translate the image. The image is dense, a brain-shortcut packed with information. It is not easy to describe. When I search for words to describe the image I find sensation. It is not an embodied sensation, more like the memory of a sensation. The meaning I’m looking for is more accurate (condensed? pure?) in the sensation than in the images. But I still need WORDS in order to write it. But which words?
I want to get from the image/sensation level directly to the description level without having to go through the full circuit, in as few words as possible. This will take practice. When I am speaking often the images come first, perhaps practice writing will help with translation in speech as well.
When I go down through the layers first there is a river of words; one to four trajectories happening simultaneously. They have a voice rather than showing on a page. Under that there is images, and beyond that sensations. Skin-based mostly. I will have to search for smells and sounds. There is little of that but I wonder if they are there, just behind perception. The whole evolution of human communication is happening inside my head, macrocosmically and microcosmically. Humans progressed from gesture/sound to pictorial to written. Babies progress from touch to vision to speech to writing. Words are so limited.
So I am curious if anyone wants to share, how are your thoughts textured? Does everyone have these evolutionary layers in there? Do you have access to the way they move? Do you care? What is the balance of words, images, sensations, sounds? How do you wrangle them? Also would very much appreciate anyone linking their thought patters to their cognitive functions, but alas I cannot. Or their charts.