Journey, Taoism

Not Quite As Planned

So I had a big plan. The big plan to journal. Daily. I had bought a big journal book with excellent prompts that made me think and I truly thought it was a committment I would stick with, because I had so enjoyed the shorter easier version of the Mindfulness journal. My plan for this blog was to follow this journaling and share my journey on the Mindfulness path. So why didn’t it work?

I’m not sure, really. I got really rather ill for a bit and one week I did not connect with the prompts at all. So perhaps it was a mash-up of tiny events that led me astray.

And while I have been chastizing myself in my head for going off-course in that way, I do rather feel like this blog has been my own form of journaling, so perhaps I didn’t quite fall all the way off the wagon of stick-to-it-ness.

At any rate, I’ve decided to give myself a break and if I get back into that big journal when school has ended and my summer days need filling, it will be okay. I’ve learned through my reading of the Tao philsophy that it’s all okay, keep with the flow of life, don’t struggle against what will naturally take it’s course. So that’s what I’m going to do.

Not a very exciting blog post today, tomorrow’s regularly scheduled Sunday post will be better, but I thought I might do a bit of explaining for those who started the journey with me and were wondering what happened to those journaling updates.

Incidentally, while I was trying to find a photo to go with this post, I couldn’t, I did stumble across a fantastic new word – Akrasia. Those fabulous ancient Greek philsophers Socrates and Artistotle came up with a word for people like me who make plans and then procrastinate them away in favor of more immediate endeavors. So, perhaps the lesson in this was that I was really meant to learn a great new word, instead of blogging weekly about journal writing. 🙂

Thanks for reading!

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