Unbeatable Mind : Win in the Mind (13)

Unbeatable Mind : Win in the Mind (13)

Meditation’s Many Paths (4)

Journaling is an excellent tool to complement your meditation drills and is a great insight method itself. Writing down ideas, fears, desires, and other things that come up during a meditation drill will help you notice patterns in your thinking. Those patterns point to the very habits of thoughts and behaviour that you are seeking to understand, and possibly change.

Stream of consciousness: write down your thoughts as they happen. The thoughts do not need to make sense, you are just capturing your thoughts in action. This is similar to Julia Cameron’s exercise The Morning Pages, as outlined in The Artist’s Way.

Dream journal: the dream state offers incredible insight into the subconscious.

Gratitude journal: before going to sleep, make a list of everything you are thankful for. In Wishes Fulfilled: Mastering the Art of Manifesting, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer wrote about the importance of the last five minutes of the day, just prior to going into a long restful sleep. This time can be used to program your subconscious mind with thoughts of joy, kindness, gratitude, and anticipation of having your wishes fulfilled.

Sketch journal: express your feelings, thoughts, and ideas through illustrations and doodles.

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