Two weeks ago, I talked about wanting to teach individuals to journal to solve help them grow both emotionally and spiritually. Journaling is not just about writing about the events of your day or your interactions with others, but it also about desiring to see how we interact with others. When a situation arises that upsets us, it is easy to fall into blaming the other person while refusing to see how we could have reacted differently. I am not saying a situation is always "my fault," but it is a two-way street. I find journaling is a way for me to be objective.
We are supposed to write what we fear. Often we are afraid to explore our dark side. To take an honest look at our fears, trace them back to an origin and find a way to reduce them down to nothing. Through introducing Soul into your journaling process, one can begin to do this. Yet I admit, there is still the fear element of not wanting to take an honest look at that darkest side of ourselves. To truly begin a journal for personal and spiritual growth, we must be willing to face those dark areas and lay them. We don't have to show anyone what we write. It is for us to share with ourselves and learn from.