Journaling is a way of tracking the development of our consciousness. This enables us to not only record our journey but also to write down our Goals and our Plans on how to reach those goals.
The journal is a very powerful tool which assists us in recording our perceptions. The Journal, as the name implies, leads us on journey which helps us to reveal our true selves. We are not simply recording our experiences as in a diary, with a Journal, we are going beyond simply recording what "happens" in our lives to a process of transformation into our highest concept of ourselves. Your journal helps us to to discover ourselves and our higher purpose. By combining the tool of journaling with the other tools, we will reveal the essence of our being is love, life and laughter.
Research has shown that journaling merely fifteen minutes each
day, can improve ones health. There is a correlation between the expression
of thoughts and feelings and one's sense of self worth. The stronger you express
your feelings, the greater the transformation through the journaling process
and thus the greater the reward . The purpose of our journals are to help us
express our thoughts and feelings in a deep, intimate and personal way. Our
journal may include descriptions of our daily interactions with others and the
feelings that arise out of those interactions. The key factor is to understand
that we are a part of the equation, events may happen far away from us, but
our day to day personal experience is something we are taking part in. We can
work through painful memories, or events in our lives, or scribe joyful experiences.
Both painful experiences and joyful experiences give us a great insight into
how we are living our lives and how we can make new more empowering choices
in the future and be happy with the choices we made in the past that got is
to the place we are today. All thoughts and feelings are important to the process
of your journal and no entry is too big or too small.
It is probably best when we have a flexible approach to our journasl and include pictures that we find, or make, sketches, articless from magazines and books, quotes from people in our lives or historical figures.. Often people will ask questions of themselves in their journal and then as they add to their journal, they answer these questions. Sometimes more than once. Finding answers in books or in a TV show or a movie. The important thing is that we are able to express ourselves and allow for the journal to be part of our journey revealing our path and empowering us to see ourselves more clearly and make choices that are more empowering. Some people keep their journals on the web. These are called weblogs or blogs. They demonstrate a fearlessness about revealing their inner journey. But this is not essential to the process. Most people keep their journal in a journal book, usually one that they have purchased. Others will create their journals. 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. Our goal is personal discovery and positive transformation knowing that
" as we change our minds, we change our lives."
Daily Meditations, either in a book or the ones offered on a website enable the journalist to reflect and transform through the act of contemplation and expression. The meditations on our website uses the proven principles that empower us in positive thinking and feeling, on our journey of reflection and renewal, thus the term New Thought has added meaning.
Your journal should include your goals, wishes, desires and hopes as this will help you to develop a practical spiritually based plan to reach those goals. This is like a map, which will enable you to reach your destination. A map will have stopping off places on your journey to that destiny, just as your journal will include immediate, mid-range and long term goals which can be easily observed and measured. Thus your journal will include the tool of Goal Setting/Planning.
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last updated 2005 - 02 - 02