To write or not to write.
That really is a great idea. To take a moment to write things down. Take a moment in the morning, or at the end of the day, or any time in between, like at a moment when you are feeling inspired. But write it down. I keep a couple of different Journal Types. My day to day Journal and a Dream Journal, when i receive a parable in the night season. One of the great benefits of just learning this habit, is you actually documenting, in real time, your life, and then, what is fun about that, is, say, a year down the road, you get to look back, and read some of your old journals, and many times, you discover that you really have grown, as a person. A great time to reflect on the things you have been through and experienced.
If you don’t like to write with a note book and a pen, then there is the electronic version of journals. You can find many sites online, and or you can just use Microsoft Word for your journal, all great avenues to begin to write.
There are so many benefits to keeping a journal. To name a few:
- It brings me clarity
- I can weigh the pros and cons without hearing anyone else give their two-cent opinion
- It helps me focus
- For accountability
- It’s a safe place for all my innermost desires
- I can yell in my journal and no one will hear me raise my voice
- It increases my self-awareness
- It reduces stress
- It helps to quiet my mind
- I can track my own progress
- It becomes great source material for articles, programs, eClasses, etc.
- It’s a convenient storage location for thoughts, quotes and inspirational messages
- For to-do lists
- For done lists (I LOVE my done lists!)
- For achievements
- A place to work through my struggles
- A place to freely complain and then release
- A safe place to face my fears and deal with them head-on
- Questions for the universe when I don’t have any answers
- It’s my own self-learning guide
- It gives me peace of mind
- It’s a dream catcher
- It’s a vision illuminator
- For answers from the universe when I’m quiet enough to hear my “inner knower”
- It’s an idea incubator
- It’s a judgment-free zone
Writing is an extension of something that is deeply ingrained in us as people — language. Writing helps us clarify our thoughts and record history; it deepens our understanding of the world and allows us to empathize with others. We learn to speak when we’re very young, and we use language to address almost every area of our lives. We use words to teach our children the lessons of life, to express emotion, to conduct commerce, to record our deepest religious practices, to share our knowledge, to stay connected, and to express the thoughts and ideas that emerge from our imaginations. Words are so important to us, so vital to our beings, that we sometimes take this gift of ours for granted.
We shouldn’t— words are too powerful to take for granted.