Keeping a journal serves many purposes. Writing in your journal is a time to reflect on your life and your way of being. It is also a way to keep a record of your thoughts.
Your Inner Light Journal is where you will keep a record of your activities on your path of inner light.
Here is what I would like you to write in your Inner Light Journal every day:
- Write down one positive attribute of yourself. It can be a character trait, a skill or a talent, or anything good about yourself. After a while you may run out of unique ideas, and that’s fine. Just pick something about yourself that stands out to you in the moment.
- Write down one thing you are grateful for. This can be something big or something small. Maybe someone bought you a new car. Or maybe a butterfly landed right next to you, and you feel thankful that it let you admire its beauty.
- Write down one of your accomplishments. Again, this doesn’t have to be anything big. If you won a gold medal at the Olympics, that’s great, but few of us mortals ever achieve such a feat. You can pick anything you did that you’re proud of. Maybe you helped someone overcome their fears. Some days, just getting up out of bed may feel like an accomplishment.
- Write down one instance where someone was kind to you. We all like to be treated well. It’s lovely when someone goes out of their way for you. But it’s also nice when someone simply shows you their gentle smile. Maybe you got your hair done and lots of people gave you compliments. Whatever made you feel good works.
There are no rules as to what you should write, except one: Whatever you write in your Inner Light Journal should make you feel good. Don’t write if it doesn’t feel right. Don’t feel guilty if you miss a day or a week or a month. Let it all be okay.
Our recommendation would be to write once a day, at least in the beginning. Don’t make it not more once. We don’t want this to be a feel-good rampage that fizzles out after a few days. We want you to cultivate a habit of noticing and focusing on the positive aspects of yourself, your life, and others.
Don’t force yourself. Some days you may not feel like writing at all. Those are the days where you may want to browse through your journal and read past entries. Remind yourself of your many good qualities, of the many things there are to be grateful for, of your many accomplishments, and of the countless times when someone was kind to you or made you feel special.