Journaling for me is about letting go and letting all the thoughts that push their way into my brain just come out and get on the page. Its like opening the flood gates and after a page or two when most of the clutter is out, beautiful ideas, thoughts and memory's sometimes (but not always) appear.
Journaling has become a form of meditation.
Meditation for me is about slowing everything down, creating stillness and noticing how these thoughts push their way in and dominate the space in my head. Its like spring cleaning all the clutter out of the way and appreciating the empty space in the room. Relaxation, getting more oxygen and feeling the sensations of the body are just the added bonuses of meditation. Its more about understanding how the mind works.
Meditation has become a form of journaling.
Sometimes when I journal old, nasty, gross, bad things come out.
Sometimes when I meditate I can never get close to ever being present.
That is why these are a practice (or a routine) not an event.
Journaling and meditation are the same thing, yet they are sooo completely opposite.
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