*Re-reading journals is completely optional. Some people derive great insight by doing this. Others have no desire. You choose.
*Keeping or destroying journals is entirely your choice, as well. Many become attached to their journals, like a best friend, and insist on keeping them. Others find it liberating to release all the energy shared in the journal. Two beautiful ways of letting them go are burning them or burying them in the earth.
Sometimes before you begin writing you will know you need guidance toward a particular concern you’re facing.
Ask for that guidance.
Begin with your concern and write until you feel a shift or a clue or a clarity that is undoubtedly encouragement for your concern.
Answers are always accessible within us.
If they don’t come the first time, try again (and again) the next day.
Avoid trying to control the answer. Be open to the sincere answer.
Your journal is a place you never need to worry about its mess.
The mess of grammar, the mess of yourself.
Your journal is not a place to keep tidy, nor a place to keep yourself appearing tidy.
Allow the grammatical gamut to to be gutted, allow the fear of your honesty to be conquered, allow the internal pressure of perfection to bugger off…and go make a mess!
There is no pretending in these pages.
There is no succumbing to the societal, familial or internal pressure to perform.
The handwritten, honest words of journaling help you face head on what you’d be tempted to turn away.
It confirms instincts and clarifies feelings threatened when others seem to experience things differently.
Allow your journaling practice to do this for you by refusing to pretend in these pages.
is the way
speaks to you.”