It can be challenging to finding the pathway to ourselves. . .

Journaling is a fantastic way to find one’s self.  It is a safe place to explore feelings, emotions and relationships, without hurting one’s self or others.  It allows us to find perspective in “things” that can feel overwhelming.  It helps us gain control over our lives, and empowers us to be who we need to be.

In college, I took a lot of writing and literature classes.  The biggest tool we used was a journal.  My Professors asked us to keep a journal about the subject, novel or simply for writing.  It helped clarify ideas for papers, or the meanings behind the words in novels.  It was especially helpful for classical literature, written in previous centuries.  It helped build a foundation for understanding.

In the real world, a journal can help ground one in their life.  It helps define belief systems, thoughts and prioritize “things” that need completion.  It organizes our thoughts, emotions and feelings.

A journal is nothing more than a series of words written on paper.  Somehow, writing in long-hand connects us better with the issues we are exploring.  I think that it is the concentration required for forming the letters on the paper, that allows our brains to slow-down and process the information.  To find one’s self, one needs to slow-down, and define what is important in their life. . .

I encourage you to take five minutes a day, and write. . .Karen

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Comment by Omtimes Media on November 21, 2011 at 6:59pm

Karen, This is a great article, but we do need a little more of content, at least 500 words to make it to publication.This has only 248 words.

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