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Diary Writing and other Spiritual Practices

The other morning, as I was going down the porch stairs loaded with plates, my neighbor called out: προσοχή! (attention).  To make sure I didn’t fall and break something, I needed to pay attention. So I concentrated and carefully climbed … Continue reading

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Carolina’s Diary

Carolina Maria de Jesus  (1914-1977), born in a poor Brazilian agricultural area, at the age of seven was given the opportunity by a wealthy woman to go to school. Carolina quickly learned to read and write and dropped out of … Continue reading

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Dawn Powell (1896-1965)

Her mother died when she was a little girl.  To fill in the void, Dawn kept diaries.  Then her father remarried an unpleasant woman who vented her frustrations by destroying everything Dawn had written. A diary is a confident, a … Continue reading

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Sloughing

Every day we shed dead skin and make dust.  As with snakes, old skin must be eliminated to make room for the new. And the longer one lives, the more renewals are necessary.  Stagnation is static whereas life is motion.  … Continue reading

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Alone

Anne Frank started her famous diary because she was lonely and needed a friend. Loneliness was a major theme and  she wrote:  “You can be lonely even when you are loved by many people, since you are still not anybody’s … Continue reading

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A Topsy Turvy Day

When Alice fell into the rabbit hole, her concern was that she would ”fall right through the center of the earth and come out the other side where people walk upside down”. But to enter Wonderland, that’s what you have … Continue reading

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The Diary as a Thermostat

Plastic surgeon, Dr. Maxwell Maltz, noticed that some of his patients, even after facelifts, still saw themselves in a negative way.  After much research, he understood that the problem was not external but internal.  What was in need of a … Continue reading

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