Journaling is the most accessible, least expensive, most powerful form of therapy on the planet. It ministers to everything from stress, to low self esteem. It liberates the inner genius by accessing & listening to the inner voice. The result?
Journaling exposes a false belief like nobody’s business!
There’s the free handed approach to journaling where one just writes out feelings, venting on the page. There’s also the stream of consciousness method of writing where whatever comes to mind is penned without any form or censure.
Journals have been the launch pad for the realization & execution of dreams, poems, stage plays, movie scripts, inventions, business plans, speeches, and organizing all other sorts of brainstorming & brilliance. All journaling expands. It’s is just like that….
To journal one’s personal thought life, is to open up corridors of the self that could have never been accessed without it. Writing saves.
Self inquiry is another approach to journaling. Because it’s more structured it’s not often the chosen method but it’s great in how it hones in on one issue to root out the individual truth surrounding it. The reason this is so vital is because sometimes we believe things that just aren’t true. Many of us, in many different ways are operating under false beliefs.
Using specific questions to go in for deeper understanding about the self will reveal your personal philosophies to you like no other.
Below are a series of questions that are in no particular order. You might find it helpful to take any (or all) of these to ponder & journal through. I’m sharing these in “first person voice” as if you the self inquirer were asking yourself.
- Are too many options the problem?
- What if I’m wrong about not being able?
- What if the thing I think I have to have to get it done isn’t necessary?
- Who would I be without that story?
- What if a “yes” is all I need?
- Who told me it was impossible? Will I allow myself the freedom to question their omnipotence?
- What if there aren’t any barriers, only false beliefs?
- If I believed I were bigger than this problem what would I do?
It’s surprisingly eye opening to discover where this kind of self inquiry can take you. Give it a try. And please share your thoughts and/or reactions to this type of journal working.
Blessings… and I look forward to hearing from you:)