Mirrors of wisdom and self knowledge

By Fee Stevens, Poet, Creative Collaborator, Wellbeing Australia Professional Member, Blue Mind Ambassador

If you really want to go deeper with poetry you need to ask yourself how do you express positive emotions?

Our past experiences shape our emotions, how we relate to others and the world around us. Our emotions are part of us, and cannot be set apart.

Mirror, looking glass as symbols start ~

where cracks of darkness ~ tear apart

wisdom and clarity, Apollo of Delphi

‘Know thyself’, all is vanity!



In modern times it is harder for people to convey strong positive emotions as technology manages people’s time and it can be superficial. 

There is ambiguity too in modern communication. A simple text message can be misunderstood. But, poetic language creates meaning and adds value to communication. Shifting focus from uncertainty to selective attention during the writing process and creating a state of flow can be beneficial for wellbeing. Poetic interactions is motivated by engagement in creative pursuits and the need to express emotions. It can be deeply significant.