One of the most enduring challenges we face in life is learning grow through change. Change is always with us; it is the one absolute certainty in an otherwise uncertain world. Whether we seek it on our own or it is forced on us by circumstances beyond our control, change follows us everywhere-challenging us to be strong, resilient, brave, enlightened and, most of all, to persevere.
Journaling is a tool for watching the inner movement that occurs in the deepest part of your being as you move through and adapt to life. Writing regularly about your thoughts, feelings, attitudes and behaviors allows you to see your response to life’s challenges in a truly unprecedented way. Like a trusted friend, your journal reflects back to you the truth about yourself, and shows you hidden resources and reserves that you never knew you had.
John Robson, author and webmaster of the web site Higher Awareness.com, says, “To grow — to change perspectives, to shift paradigms, to sense the unknown, to break out of comfort zones, to relate differently, to manifest — we must re-image what we now know.” Journaling allows us to re-experience both our inner and outer realities and to learn from what we see. Watching our reactions to life’s changing landscape — imagining how we might think, choose, or respond differently — is a simple and rewarding path to greater wisdom, self-understanding and personal and spiritual growth.
“In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in a clearer light, and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.”~ Mahatma Gandhi