Perhaps Socrates said it best, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Sounds a bit harsh at first blush but when considered deeply, I’d have to agree. Without the exercise of introspection and mindful consideration of our daily experience, and who we are bringing to the world, we lose the opportunity to live thoughtfully, intentionally and with purpose and equanimity. Our mind gets twisted up in superficial concerns and obsessive negativity all too easily. But, when taking a moment to be still and to write or draw or express our innermost thoughts in whatever way they flow out of us, life gets infinitely richer. The act of keeping a journal is not just a frivolous pastime. I believe it to be a fast-track to a life of meaning and purpose and a way of conquering the incessant chatter within that invades our peace of mind. The Stoics considered it an essential practice for living. “I will keep constant watch over myself and – most usefully – will put each day up for review.” – Seneca
This unique one-of-a-kind journal with original art on the cover is the perfect place to gather one’s thoughts, capture creative ideas or get lost in creative, artistic play. The insights gained and the renewal experienced from the practice is immeasurable. No matter how you choose to use a journal, this sturdy hardcover with heavy blank pages will provide you with the perfect support for your practice.