Relate to yourself through your journal
"To write spiritually is to engage in a search for authentic language. You’ll find your truth by writing your way to it."
-- Patrice Vecchione
Who would allow you to totally ignore, abuse, laugh with, swear at, shed tears on, get angry at and be totally honest with him/her?
Your journal does.
Your journal is an unconditional friend. It does not reject, manipulate, judge, laugh at or ridicule you. It’s always there for you. So be honest with your best friend and it will help you discover who you are.
"The positive thing about writing is that you connect with yourself in the deepest way, and that's heaven. You get a chance to know who you are, to know what you think. You begin to have a relationship with your mind."
-- Natalie Goldberg
Source: Soul Journey
I've gotten away from writing in my journal, which could attribute to my lost feelings through another time of transformation and changes.
My journal is the one place I can truly be honest about everything, allowing me to be my true, authentic self.
Life is ever-changing. Transitions can be slow, but continual . . . giving the illusion of standing still. But nothing or no one stands completely still. Time will eventually find you at a place you don't recognize, can't relate to . . . leaving that feeling of being lost.
Keeping a journal was the best tool found by way of my therapy sessions. Even in times of change and confusion, I knew how I was feeling about everything, with a sketchy map of the path out of that place.
As The Captain and I define the rest of our lives professionally, I keep asking myself what would truly make me happy in the quest of a successful way to making a living. Honestly, I really don't know . . . and once again, I am grateful that I have the opportunity to find out, but it is going to take serious soul searching to come up with the thing that will make me truly happy.
All I know at this time is that whatever I end up doing will involve using my creativity and at the same time keeping in mind that the economy really sucks.
This post just proved that by putting thoughts in writing, I have defined two starting points in my quest . . . what can I do creatively that will prove to be worth my while monetarily in poor economic times . . . the variables being creativity and poor economic times. I feel a little less lost already!
As you find yourself in times of confusion, life changes and transition, try writing your thoughts in a journal or start a blog (they can be private). In the past, my grateful posts were the most insightful for me. It is important to just get in touch with your thoughts and feelings.
Time to relate to myself again!