So, I stumbled upon a quote the other day: "Follow your inner moonlight, don't hide the madness." I did not know the quote. so I looked it up. Thousands of variations of the quote by Allen Ginsberg appear.
I instantly fell in love with the quote and I had to find out what it meant. 'Cause I honestly think I was the only person on earth who had not heard of this quote before. The words have so much power. To me it means; Follow your own light, and be yourself. This is what I found out...
The Mystery of the inner Moonlight
On Blogspot I found a blog called "The Allen Ginsberg Project". Here you can find a lot about the amazing work that Allen Ginsberg has done throughout his career as a poet. This blog says the following..
Bill Strickland, inspirational writer, wrote in the Writers Digest an anthology of interviews. In this anthology is a reprint of the interview of Michael Schumacher in 1989 (Allen's bio). Michael wrote a book in which he sought the advice of writers. "Allen was one of the writers. Part of the opinion that Allen gave to Michael was: "Follow your inner moonlight, do not hide the madness." The piece of advice that Allen gave is about self-expression.
You say what you want to say when you don't care who's listening. If you're grasping to get your own voice, you're making a strained attempt to talk, so it's a matter of just listening to yourself as you sound when you're talking about something that's intensely important to you.
Concentrate on what you would say to yourself and what you would say to others ('cause that is when you are yourself). Say what you want when you don't care who's listening.
If you have to fight to let your voice be heard, make an atempt to speak. It's all about listening to yourself when you're talking about something that is extremely important to you.
So do you want to say something? Pretend no one is listening and say what you want to say.
Don't hold back!