I think some books are just perfectly designed for the journaling process. The unraveling of my creative life through working through the Artist’s Way was one of those books. The Artist’s Way is a book by Julia Cameron, which focuses on a spiritual path to higher creativity. I love this type of book; it fits in with my quiet reflective nature that loves to delve deep into the workings of my own personal psyche, plus my love of exploring self-development books. I absolutely loved and adored this book, I sank deep into it discovering so much about myself, discovering my own creativity, hopes and dreams. I discovered me! My life is so much juicer and exciting, and I am more accepting of my unique self and imperfections.
So I am excited, I have another book, Walking In this World, by Julia Cameron, which focuses on creative tools. It sounds perfect for walking, journaling and me. More unraveling and exploring of my inner and outer worlds. A book that will support my love of reflective self- discovery and personal development. I look forward to exploring the questions in my journal, and applying the actions into my life.
I am hopeful that exploring the exercise will awaken more of my natural creativity, and help me to live a more beautiful life. Once again I will turn to the tools that Julia recommends which are as follows: Morning Pages(Journaling), Artist’s Date, and my favorite thing Walking.
So here are the tools:
1.Morning Pages, three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing preferably done first thing in the morning, it is like doing a mind dump, just put your thoughts on the page.
Listen to an interview with Julia Cameron on Morning Pages
2.The Artist’s Date, a 1 hour solo excursion exploring something that really interests you, something that is playful, fun and a creative exploration. Listen to interview with Julia Cameron on the Artist’s Date
3.Weekly walking for 20 minutes
When I think about my perfect day, it would include walking and journaling. So I am excited about this new journal journey that I am about to embark on through exploring the book Walking in this World.
Have you read and worked through Walking in this World? Love to know your thoughts on this book.
Is journaling through books part of your journaling exploration?
What books are you using?
Wishing you a wonderful Day!