One of the things that meditation teaches is that we can have a thought or feeling without reacting or responding to it. We can simply allow it to be.
And when we do, we come to a deeper place of wisdom. We can do this, too, in our journaling.
Let’s start with mind. Finish the following statements in your journal:
My mind feels…
My mind wants…
Now, take a moment, close your eyes, and breathe into your belly.
Then finish this statement in your journal:
My wise mind says…
What deeper wisdom did you learn? I’d love to know!
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a writing coach with 20 years of experience teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels in universities, as well as in diverse community settings. She specializes in working with women in academe.