“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
One of the main takeaways from doing regular creative journaling is that you begin to really get a sense of your own internal guidance.
Our inner guidance always draws us toward what we really want.
Key words for today are: silently, strange pull, really love…
Already, my logic mind is defied when I think I know the answers to this. That’s why journaling is so powerful when we approach it as a kind of inquiry, with gentle curiosity.
This snippet of poetry from mystical poet Rumi contains so much wisdom in a few lines.
Besides doing a written journal prompt today, I invite you to print out this quote and paste it in your journal. (You can right click the image to download.) Or copy and past the text into you own document, and print in your favorite font.
Even better, hand write the quote in your journal, with colored pencils, markers, or crayons (borrowing from the kids is recommended). Use what you’ve got and see what happens. Share your piece with the hashtag #30DAYJOURNAL if you feel inclined.
If you’re having a lazy Saturday like me today, and want to play more in your journal, try this:
how the light gets in (with 4 simple ways to art journal)
If you’re feeling a bit pooped out or down in any way — especially about journaling or your creativity, then come over here: go. gently. a kind approach to creative practice
If you’re extra pooped out, I invite you to make a nourishing warm beverage, and join me here:
Doing Creative Practice (In Bed) is a totally g-rated video, about one of my favorite ways to work, with my recipe for vegan hot chocolate.
Today’s Journal Prompts:
I really love…
I don’t want to have to explain..
If I were to follow the strange pull of what I really love, I might find…
The opposite of being led astray is…
Tip: Try answering this prompt again with the the preface: Just for today…
and see what else emerges.
Then: Do something today from your list…or schedule it for this week. You’ve got this.
The Journal Prompts in this Post Are Included in the FLOW: 30 Day Journal Project Printables
When I offered the first 30 Day Journal Project, I found that having the prompts printed out in advance helped me get right into my journaling for the day.
I think of this as lazy journaling. 🙂
Fill in the blank, and you’re done!
After I made these for myself, I prettied up the design (and added another layout) so you could use them, too. This is what I’m using for my own journaling.
There is another layout for cutting and pasting into an existing journal.
Get ALL of the FLOW 30 days of prompts & quotes (plus one bonus day) with 2 different layout designs.
FLOW: PRINTABLES | $18
No more blank page. No more writer’s block.
Whether you are brand new to writing or journaling or simply want to break out of a rut in your creative practice, these printable prompts make it fast and easy to get going.
See All 30 Day Journal Printable Designs
There are four different sets of 30 Day Journal Project Printables, beautifully designed, each with a different theme.
Use the printables on your own, or with The 30 Day Journal Workshop
Come on over to my studio in Mexico (via video!) where I’ll show you how to journal with intention and focus as we create two different kinds of handmade journals. It all happens in The 30 Day Journal Project Workshop, designed for experienced and brand new journalers alike!