The act of putting pen to paper or at least pondering your thoughts can reveal beautiful, deep motions of life not seen from the surface. A stunning bioluminescence of the soul revealed only by daring to dive into its abyss.
What is courage journaling?
Courage journaling provides a safehaven to explore and take risk with your inner most thoughts. If you choose to be fearless and authentic, putting thought to paper can be a liberating and creative discovery of self. Although journaling is widely known as a recording of history, this journaling exercise is about exploration.
My personal experience...
I've always been a seeker. A person not satisfied to live above the surface. In my early 20's I set out on a quest to know myself more deeply. I engaged in a year-long journaling exercise in which I posed questions that caused me to examine life more intimately.
Looking back now I can see that it was a defining instrument in helping me to discover and commit to who I wanted to be and how I would live my life. Even to this day, journaling remains a source of exploration and a pathway to peace for me. Especially, during the storms.
I have lead the exercise of courage journaling with youth groups and women's groups many times. The experience is always powerful.
Where to begin....
There are many beautiful journals out there. Find one that speaks to you and speak back. If you prefer the computer, go for it! If life is a bit chaotic, you may choose to simply ponder the question in your thoughts.
You can do the full 30-day experience or simply peruse the prompts and select one that speaks to you. Each prompt poses a question, from there you might experience a story - mine or others - that have been shared in years past. At times I just share a few thoughts and at other times I share resources.
However you choose to embark, is the right way!