Bible journaling is a type of reflective journaling technique, where one can make sense of life events or the day-to-day. Supporting awareness and a mindful attitude, it helps reframing actions and perspectives as well as maintaining a mindset in line with our values. Thomas Aquinas said: “To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” Faith is so important, no matter where it takes its source. It is about believing even if we do not see and having confidence in what we are hoping for. By being confident about what lays in store, we can be more accepting of life challenges and society’s imperfections. Maybe the turmoil we are experiencing today in the world is the result of a society without faith. It is worth thinking about it.
I am a self-confessed personal diary prissy. I am also at best very lukewarm about the self-help literature. So when ‘The Bullet Journal’ from Ryder Carroll crossed my path, I found myself in a predicament. As it turns out, I quite liked its spirit.
For anyone interested in gaining an insight into their undefined concerns, activities and states of relationship, I would suggest keeping a dream journal. By bringing subconscious worries to the surface, we not only acknowledge them but give ourselves a chance to deal with them.
Through field journaling and reconnecting with our senses, we develop a we-ness, an intuitive understanding that our freedom stops when it affects what supports us. It nurtures the wisdom that changes and cycles are the only constant. Maybe more importantly yet, it teaches us how resilient and ingenious Nature can be, and how, more often than not, Humour is everywhere.
Expressing gratitude is about acknowledging a life gift and also its source. To be heartfelt it has to be a conscious effort that may require of us to credit others, let go of our need for control and accept that life is neither fair nor perfect. In short, we need to accept our vulnerability to be grateful for the 'Goodness' around.
Robert Emmons, in his book “Thanks”, defines gratitude as an affirmation of goodness. Goodness in the world and in the gifts and benefits we’ve received. This recognition is then followed by a reflection on the source of this goodness, be it in others or in the blessing of higher power. Acknowledging and valuing sources of 'Goodness' benefit health physically, emotionally and socially. Practicing gratitude, however, takes courage as it requires crediting others, letting go and accepting the less palatable aspects of life. If we open ourselves to life's bounties and learnings, nourishing sources of 'Goodness' can be found anywhere, from the mundane, to the sublime or even the timeless.
Aiming for happiness is misguided. Instead focus on your own flourishing as a human being. Here are 7 paths to focus the mind and support your intent.
Treasure your travelling experience and nurture your memories forever: 50 travel journal prompts, ideas and benefits.
Do you want to remember how the sun kissed your skin? The song of foreign welcome? The discovery of new flavours? Well travel journaling is for you. It isn’t, if destinations are tick boxed or when “switching off” means precisely, well… switching off.
Are you interested in 'Reflective Journal', also called 'Learning Journal'? Looking for prompts to get started? The goal of these prompts is to challenge and deepen thinking and learning, fostering lateral and critical thinking. They are also referred as 'meta-cognitive prompts'.