1. Journaling is a place where we can unburden and get anything that is troubling or worrying us out.
There is peace that can be found when we get what is on the inside out in a safe and cathartic way, which journaling allows for.
Set a timer for 10 minutes and write down whatever is bothering you, causing you stress or worrying you. Without judgement and self-compassion, just write it all down. Allow yourself to feel some relief from just getting it down and out. Then move on.
“Cry out! Don’t be stolid and silent with your pain. Lament! And let the milk of loving flow into you.” ~ RUMI
2. You can use your journal as a space for bringing to mind things the things that nourish, fuel and comfort you.
You can list these things, write about them, explore them and honour them in the pages of your journal, and hence within your self. You can welcome everything.
Think about something that brings you a deep sense of inner peace. Write about it in as much sensory detail as possible. As your write, allow this to fill you with peace from within.
Peace is this moment without judgment.
That is all. This moment in the Heart-space
Where everything that is is welcome.
~ Dorothy Hunt
3. Be inspired from within as you journal.
I often write about my dreams, desires and goals. I also write about the present moment with awareness and reflection. This process often reveals my inner truth and this can be very calming. It gives roots to confidence and inspired action in life, allowing greater feelings of peace and purpose.
Use this writing prompt: Inner wise guide what do you have to offer me right now about _____ (fill in the blank about something you are wondering about in your life, or ask about a current dream or desire you have and see what your inner wise voice has to say).
All you ever longed for is
Before you in this moment
If you dare draw in a
Breath and whisper “Yes.”
~ Danna Faulds