The positive thing about writing is that you connect with yourself in the deepest way, and that’s heaven. You get a chance to know who you are, to know what you think. You begin to have a relationship with your mind.
Natalie Goldberg – writer, Zen practitioner and teacher
One of the great benefits of keeping a journal or writing your life story is that it provides you with an opportunity for reflection. Becoming clearer about who you are makes for a happier life with less suffering. If you’ve thought about writing about your life but don’t know where to begin, I highly recommend two of Goldberg’s books. Her most recent, Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir was published in March, 2009. Her classic, Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within has sold over a million copies and was reissued in 2005 in an expanded addition.
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