“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”
“Who in the world am I? Ah, that's the great puzzle.”
― Lewis Carroll
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
― C.G. Jung
Journaling is a big word that confuses some and leaves others unsure about what it's all about and how to do it. There are no rules in journal keeping, there’s nothing to buy.
What’s needed to start? A piece of paper, paper bag, or the back of wrapping paper will work. Pencils, markers and/or crayons can be used. The willingness to make marks and/or put words on paper is all that's necessary.
Learn more about the power of journaling on our home page. The healing journal -Color Outside The Lines – provides what you need to uncover, discover and continue to grow as a person.
“Plant a seed day” was a few weeks ago. Many features on television and articles on the internet talked of the importance of preparing the soil and how to plant seedlings for a variety of items.
As I listened and read, my mind took off in a different direction. Planting seeds of thoughts and ideas don’t need actual soil preparation. Our parents, teachers, random people we listen to “plant seeds” all the time. Some take root and some don’t. Some seeds are positive in nature while others are negative.
Do we act or react because negative seeds were planted when we were children and we’ve allowed them to grow deep roots? Do we plant positive seeds when we talk to those we care about/come in contact with?
We can look at our behaviors by going inward; explore why we feel and act the way we do about certain things. Have we made our own decision or are we thinking/acting on what others told us is the way to think or act? Who planted the seeds we let grow?
Awareness comes first. There are many good “root killers” for thoughts and behaviors we no longer want. Journaling is a free root killer. Try it … what do have to lose?