I have renewed my commitment and appreciation for journal writing the past few weeks. I was inspired by Julia Cameron’s explanation of Morning Pages. It is a powerful device for overcoming what she calls The Censor. The Censor are those subtle, almost subconscious thoughts that are always lingering and clogging up our thinking. Biblically, it’s really just confession and meditation. It is similar to what Seth Godin talks about with the lizard brain and Stephen Pressfield talks about with Resistance.
This was a great article explaining the benefits of journaling. There are 3 major benefits of keeping a written journal.
- Writing slows down time
- The past is a great resource, but only if well documented
- A journal is a good life habit, increased mindfulness and awareness of the patterns around you