Tuesday, May 13, 2014



Journal writing is not about writing better; it’s about writing freely. 

The journal is a place of centering, of stepping into a quiet world to focus on what’s within and what’s around. 

Writing in a journal is not only a form of contemplation and examination of yourself and the world, but also a way to keep a record. 

Write every day, even if it's for five minutes.  To help you keep the discipline, select a time of day when you'll have time and stick to it.  Early mornings or before going to sleep is always a good time.

Here are some prompts to get you started.  Don't think too much, just write. And don't read it right away.  When you're done, close the journal and go on with your life.  

1. Journaling is ...

2. My favorite season is ...

3. I wonder what would happen if ...

4. What is close to me is ...

5. I want to spend this next hour doing ...

THE INNER JOURNEY: Journaling in the Modern Age
Saturday, June 14 - 1-5 pm
The Newberry Library, 60 West Walton, Chicago
To register, go to http://www.newberry.org

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