Journaling ~ Deeper Realizations through Journaling
Most true happiness comes from one's inner life,
from the disposition of the mind and soul.
Admittedly, a good inner life is difficult to achieve,
especially in these trying times.
It takes reflection and contemplation and self-discipline.
~ W.L. Shirer
In contrast with the type of journaling that dwells on pain and frustration. Spiritual journaling is about how that pain brings us to deeper spiritual realizations which allows us to be free from suffering. The painful and challenging moments in our lives, the joyful experiences can give us a great insight into how we are living our lives and how we can make more empowering choices in the future. Our past choices brought us to where we are today, but we only have the now. Action in the present is the only way we can make a better future. How we write about the present and vision the future is essential to creating the future that we wish to have.
Your journal is a special thing for you, so your choice is important in the sense that it is your journal and your personal expression. In our class on Journaling the Journey, writers will come to the web site and go to the daily contemplation page and write about that days contemplation and what that idea brings up in them. The depth of your writing is not as important as the process and putting pen to paper, or fingers to the keyboard.
Goal Setting & Planning