Sometimes I get distracted by quotes that speak of men and man…but there enough that have these kernels of wisdom, so I try to roll with it.
Plus, Goethe’s work is something that has influenced and inspired me over the years.
Back to our journal project.
Worldly Cares…this takes so many forms, and is the one thing that most keeps me away from my creative expression.
Isn’t everything else more important? Shouldn’t I be more practical? Who has time to journal, anyway?
Why am I doing this?
These sorts of questions arise in response to keeping a journal, but also arise whenever we are making something new.
Vulnerability opens the door to doubt, worry, fear.
Goethe is speaking of creating space—daily— for antidotes to these worldly cares. Which are very real. They will also eat up all of our time, energy, focus and resources if we let them.
Having a list of antidotes, the things that bring us joy and pleasure, are great things to put in your journal. Because when we really need them, when we find ourselves struggling, it’s hard to remember them.
We makes lists of to-do’s and tasks.
Why not make a list of things that reawaken your sense of the beautiful. Or whatever other positive qualities you care to amplify in your life. Sense of wonder? Sense of peace? Sense of joy? Sense of gratitude?