Another Brick in the Wall…

Image Sometimes my mind looks like this.  Breaking through the surface is like trying to dig my way out of prison with a spoon.  However, when I’m feeling like everything is banal and mundane, I return to my books on keeping a journal, such as Christina Baldwin’s One to One.  “There are several assumptions implicit in journal writing for self-awareness.  The first assumption is that we are capable of having a relationship with our own minds.”  This is more difficult than it sounds due to all the “noise” in our lives.  And, surprisingly, many people are just not that interested in understanding themselves!

The chaos of life means that it takes an effort to slow down and be still enough to observe and think.  If too much is happening, it’s easy to hit a wall, whether due to fatigue or frustration.  When I am really busy is precisely the most important time for me to find a few moments to write in my journal.  Otherwise I might just spin my wheels until I’m in a deep rut.  Or stay enveloped in a limbo-fog wherein I’ve forgotten why I’m here.  Nothing like a little self-reflection to find my connection to human-ness.