Attention and attentiveness are key qualities to a life that is spiritually in tune with what one yearns for, hungers and dreams about.
In the words of Henri Nouwen:
As we simply sit down in front of a sheet of paper and start to express in words what is on our minds or in our hearts, new ideas emerge, ideas that can surprise us and lead us to inner places we hardly knew were there.
One of the most satisfying aspects of writing is that it can open in us deep wells of hidden treasures that are beautiful for us as well as for others to see.
It’s a discipline that is therapeutic, creative and prayerful. It’s like setting yourself a course on a map, which you can look back on later, to see where you’ve been and how you’ve arrived at where you are. The journal is a time capsule of memories and hopefully, a source of joy, if not experience to say the least, experiences of a life given voice to in the penmanship on the page.
In this post, we discuss how keeping a journal increases focus, improves reflection, increases productivity, clarity and motivation, as well as promotes personal discovery. Keeping a journal is one of the best way to track your progress and your journey through life.
Have you ever considered journal writing? Is it for you? Do you have the time to do it? What exactly should go into a journal entry?
Simply put: a life worth living is a life worth recording! Throughout our day to day lives there is so much going on that it is impossible for us to accurately remember the highs, lows and average events of the day. When we write in our journal we are telling ourselves that our life is important, memorable and worth taking the time to reflect upon. Journal writing can help us increase our daily focus, gain clarity on problems or concerns and increase…
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