Lifes companion journal writing as a spiritual quest

Share Christina Baldwin is an eloquent and witty speaker and educator who integrates the spiritual journey and the practical path in her retreats and workshops. But I can also attest that ignoring those prejudices and going forward with the book can add a great deal of depth to your writing, whether in the journal or elsewhere.

For me the latter approach has turned out to be the healthier one.

The First and Future Culture. Some of the chapters were great and of use to me - for example the chapter on "Finding your people" and "The guidance of the body". Unfortunately, at times this comes across preachy or yoga-teacherish, and could probably turn off some people. Her first work, One to One: Like most long-time journallers know, there comes a point when it feels like all the stories have been told, all the feelings explored, all the growth done.

The prompts and commentary could prove invaluable for the daily writer who needs things to jump-start his or her creativity. This book has introduced thousands of people to a practical, hands-on structure for convening their meetings in circle and tapping collective wisdom.

If you feel like writing your entry in rhyming couplets, do it.

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She has taken this work to the heart of mainstream culture in North America, Europe, and Africa. If all this sounds distinctly new agey and fluffy to you -- well, it is.

Some of the chapters were great and of use to me - for example the chapter on "Finding your people" and "The guidance of I skimmed over this book more than I read it page to page, but I will surely come back to it every once in a while in the future.

As I mentioned before, the book is about the spiritual aspect of journal writing.

If you keep a journal, this is one book to be sure to own. Self-Understanding through Journal Writing is a pioneering text that has remained in continuous print for a quarter of a century.

However, it may turn off people looking for that type of book. Some might find this confusing, but I found it very enjoyable.

Life's companion : journal writing as a spiritual quest

Beware that this book is heavily focused on spirituality - not a particular religion though, which is nice and refreshing.

For my taste this book focuses too much on becoming a better person, while the books on journaling by Tristine Rainer and Kathleen Adams focus more on becoming a whole person. There are questions for the reader to answer, exercises to undertake and self-quizzes intended to prompt the writer into opening up on the written page -- encouraging him to find his own soul in the process.

In the early s, Baldwin began developing a group process methodology that led to the concepts presented in her ground-breaking work,Calling the Circle: When at home she adores the peace of island life: Though it draws from a broad philosophical base, the actual text commentary about journal writing as opposed to prompts or exercises can get a little preachy and overdone.

Instead of being about things that happen, journalling can be used to unblock yourself and your creativity, learn new insights about yourself and the world around you, and to discover the heart of your spiritual self, no matter what religious format you choose to embrace.

Life's Companion : Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice by Christina Baldwin (1990, Paperback)

Fresh ways to think about journal work Stories that link us to others Wisdom that is present in everyday life. The exercises and prompts can give you a wealth of opportunities for writing, and that, in itself, is worth the cover price. Always date your entries, no matter what or where at the beginning or the end.

Life's Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Practice

The layout is very original - on the right you have the ongoing text and on the left there are quotes, examples of journal entries and questions you can ask yourself in your own journal.

Regardless of my criticism, this is a thoughtful piece of writing, with many new and creative journaling prompts that I have seen nowhere else before, and I feel the author has put a lot of work and love into it.

The book is a unique and bright take on the art of journal writing. Writing, she says, opens up the heart of the writer, expands all the inner vistas and helps the writer relate to people and events in his life. Their clients include health care corporations; health care delivery teams:In this classic book you will discover the intimate journey of personal and spiritual development that is possible through the practice of journal writing.

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