Why Journal?

I often hear people say, “I know I should journal more, but I just can’t.  It’s not my thing” or “ I don’t have time for that” or  worst of all “what if someone finds it and reads it”.   Ok, so lets take a look for a few minutes at what journaling is and why you may not want to do it, but why you just might need to. 

When you journal, you become an “author”.   Published or not, in a notebook, sketchpad, or on a nationally recognized blog, when you write you are an author.   Here’s the amazing part.  From the word author, we get two other very powerful words, “authorize” and “authority”.   

Imagine now, that instead of your journal being a tedious task, it is the pages upon which you will authorize a new story for yourself.  A book where you will take authority over the crazy script that has been handed to you, as it has to each of us, and question the hell out of it, literally.   

You see, 99% of people are asleep.  Just like 1% of the population has monetary wealth, about 1% of the population has spiritual and emotional wealth.  Simply because no one is awake to their own beliefs.   We live our lives with very little questioning and subsequently “die with the song still in us”.   

It does not matter where you are from, or what happened, or what you think you can’t do, that is all just a story, with an author.  The problem is, it’s a story you are living that you are not the author of. 

So, lets find a blank piece of paper and a pencil.   Let’s wake up.  Let’s ask ourselves, “what do I believe?”   “What do I want?”   “Where am I going?”  What am I willing to do?”   “What am I unwilling to do?”   “When I leave this world, what will my legacy be?”   

These are your pages, your magic, your space, your laboratory, your first draft of your brand new story, but this time, YOU are the AUTHOR.   To me, it is a story we can not afford to not write. 

Love to you, wherever you are in the world.