I absolutely love how author Albert Flynn DeSilver approaches the topic of writing. In his new book entitled ” Writing as a Path to Awakening,” Albert guides the reader through what can only be expressed as a spiritual experience. If you have ever written a book, poetry or long-term paper you will agree that the process of writing can be an out of body experience.
The deeper you get into your writing the more open you are to just write without judgments and you will experience what I term as flow. It is a wonderful experience, and sometimes you don’t know where the words on the paper come from–it’s is as if you were the channeled.
Albert writes that many of us struggle with maintaining a practice of staying consistent in order to develop a process. The consistent striving for an imagined sense of perfection is one of the things that can keep us off the page. If perfection is your jam, say this out loud, in all caps for emphasis. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PERFECTION.
“Writing as a Path to Awakening” is a treasure trove of practical advice on writing and on finding yourself, for the process of creative writing always has you exploring your deep inner thoughts, and learning how to express them to the world.
I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Albert DeSilver if you want to learn more about the author please click here to be taken to his website.
I recently had the pleasure of making a connection with the founders of “The Best Self Journal Co,” Allen Brouwer and Cathryn Lavery. I was inspired to reach out to them because of all the amazing things I was hearing from friends that were using their journal as well as the customer feedback about the product that was prevalent on the internet.
In my podcast interview with Allen and Cathryn, we discuss the inspiration for the development and design of the Best Self Journal. It steamed from the fact that both Allen and Cathryn were not able to find a journal that had all the features that they knew were critical to one’s success. The two were working long hours, seemingly spinning their wheels and not feeling like they were making any progress toward their purpose in life. They read 100’s of books on personal growth and self-help and compiled the ideas and concepts that they learned into the journal.
This journal is unlike any that you have seen. It features a 13 week roadmap to decide on your goals and break them down into something that is more proximal and easier to get your head around. It also features a morning and evening gratitude section as well as a place to record your wins for the day and the biggest lessons you have learned daily. You can record and track the habits you are attempting to develop as well as reflect on your day. They have even included a section they refer to as freedom pages where you can jot ideas and record notes.
Many people today only use a digital phone to record their meetings, and or take notes. But there is something very “cathartic” in putting pen to paper. The research states that the use of paper and pen vs. all digital recording of our notes and ideas allows our brains make a deeper connection when we write it down versus put it in a digital list-thus we are more apt to attain that goal we are working toward.
I hope you will take the time to listen to this informative interview with Allen Brouwer and Cathryn Lavery the founders and designers of The Best Self Journal.
If you want to learn more about the company please check out their website by clicking here or visit them on Facebook.
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Ruth Folit the founder of Chronicle Software and the developers of the cloud based journaling software called ” Life Journal”.
Journaling is an amazing way to heal the soul, and to connect with your inner voice. It allows the voice inside to be expressed and heard, which if it were not for journaling our souls voice might not never be heard.
If you are a someone who journals and have always used the traditional paper journal, you just might want to experience “Life Journal”. It is an easy to use software with amazing features to prompt you when you get stuck, and also allows you to keep a timeline. I love the quote section, I personally find this as an additional prompt and gentle reminder when when my words are not flowing.
In my interview with Ruth we discuss the benefits and issues associated with both paper-based journaling and or keeping your journal in the cloud. Ruth shares with us how to eliminate our inner critic, which frequently prevents us from doing our journaling and also the how journaling statistically has proven to help people who were unemployed get employed more rapidly.
I hope you enjoy our interview—If you want more information about Life Journal, just click here or you can go the he Life Journal Facebook page by clicking on the link.