When I dare to do something different, new, or beyond what’s comfortable, I feel more alive. Restless, awkward with the unfamiliar, maybe a little scary, I become more alert to what’s around me and focused on what I am doing.
Over the years, my daily journal-writing has taken different forms. Lately, I’m doing free-form journal writing for a specified period of time, where I notice and record my mind chatter in the morning. This is a new way of writing for me, which is different, emotional, and at times feels magical. Similarly, once we notice our life, we move in more interesting directions and life feels juicer and brighter.