After my husband joked about getting screwed out of inner peace, I looked for a place to use that brilliant phrase somewhere. In today’s prompt I finally found it.
Today, after listing 10 ways we try to improve ourselves, we pick one to explore.
In my journal, I wrote about my first meaningful conversation with my future husband Tom. He told me about an extraordinary book he was reading, Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill by Jeremy Taylor. This is a book about dreams and how to explore the layers of meaning and healing contained within them.
Tom described his fishing dreams to me, so much more evocative than the dreams that woke me in a panic where I ran through hallways searching for a class I signed up for but never attended, to take a test I wasn’t prepared for.
My journaling results in a ho hum delivery of how we explored our dreams together, starting a dream group.
Looking back on it, I’m surprised I took a subject I found fascinating and potent, and wrote something so bland and uninteresting!
But here is one of the many beauties of journaling: Even when you’re committed to blogging about the experience, you don’t actually have to share your journal entries!
Believe me, I’m doing you a favor!
Your Turn to Share
I hope someone out there has an excerpt more compelling than mine. If so, please share.
When you write about a way you try to improve yourself, do you discover anything new about yourself?
Or just share about the experience of journaling as I did.
If you’re judging yourself or your writing, can you remind yourself that this is all an experiment? There’s no right / wrong / good / bad or anything when it comes to journaling. Let it be.
Note: Spend time on the Week 3 summary page: Note things that happened this past week that you can write about; make note of things that inspired you; schedule your writing times.