re-reading journal

End of year journal review

I find it enlightening to re-read my journal entries near the end of a year.  The first thing I try to do–besides clearing a few hours of time by myself–is to start with an open, compassionate mind.  I know–that is not always easy! Make sure that you can be genuinely…

Can’t see the forest for the trees?

When I write in my journal, I usually write about what’s in the forefront of my mind, what in Anais Nin’s words is “warm, vivid, and near to you at the moment.”  Perhaps I describe how my husband/co-worker/sister is agreeable or annoying or aloof.  About what went right today–or what…

To Delete or Not Delete?

Sometimes people feel that a particular journal entry they have written is one that they never want to read  again. They want to burn it, rip it into shreds, and do away with it totally. I have a slightly different attitude:  I think that all of my writing–good, bad, beautiful…

Inauguration day!

The word “inauguration” is vibrating in my brain. Inauguration, inauguration.  Such a strange word; it doesn’t really flow easily off the tongue.  I wondered if the word “augur” was the root of the word, and found that indeed it is.  “Augur” is a divination, an omen, or a forecast.  So…