Unpacking Your Own Advice

Writing journal
Writing journal (Photo credit: avrdreamer)

Now that our move to a new home is complete,  I’m able again to find the time for personal and work projects in a more focused way.  I’ve set some goals in the next few weeks and months including journaling, blogging and editing a writing project.

Last night as I was looking for a journal for writing,  I looked at a spare copy of my book Writing Your Destiny and in the spirit of this week’s post, thought it’s time to unpack my own advice.

One of the reasons that I wrote “journal” books has been because we have so much advice coming at us, and what most of us need to do is to find our own answers, philosophy, lifestyle and wisdom.

So, rather than offer you any new advice this weekend,  I just want to remind you to honor yourself and maybe act upon some advice you’ve either written or spoken in the past, but haven’t quite gotten around to actually unpacking as an action in your life.

Sometimes we need to pay attention to our personal voice more than the collective voices around us.

Today’s Contemplation:

Is is time to rediscover your own gifts of insight and wisdom and follow your own advice?

11 thoughts on “Unpacking Your Own Advice”

  1. Karen, may I ask, what exactly are journal books? Are they like a compilation of thoughts and/or advice?
    Talk about unpacking, I made a promise to myself that I would unpack two boxes each day (it’s just so overwhelming and my husband pressuring me doesn’t help- you see, I left a whole mini-storage Warehouse full of my life here and then there’s what I took to Mexico City which is what I lived with for the past two years) the advice to myself was to keep my stuff to the minimum because I now knew I didn’t need much to make a life, but not only have I not unpacked my daily quota but it’s been tough throwing out…I think of it as giving away because I can’t bare to imagine my things in a landfill… I need to embrace the minimalist way of life…thank you Karen for making me think about the important things :)

    1. I think of my books more as a combination of thought provoking ideas and questions. There meant to be used more like a journal than books on what you “should” do in life.
      It is tough to unpack, especially when you’re being pressured to do it. Hope the pressure the eases up so that you can have fun with it. :)

      1. Well, my husband’s visiting next weekend so I need (for my personal peace of mind and to avoid the bad looks) to make a difference this week…I know I’ll enjoy seeing my home filled with all our things but I’ll enjoy it more doing it in full consciouness and not on automatic pilot… :)

  2. I do that sometimes, I’ve been in the same journal for 3 years now, it’s weird how many nights I used to spend putting down on paper what I’ve learned in life. I feel like I’m about to make another round of good discoveries here soon.

    1. I was looking at some of mine from the last three years, and it is amazing to see the recurring themes. I probably have had too much advice for myself at times, so I’m seeing what makes the most sense to follow now! :)

  3. i’m so pleased that you have moved and are getting settled. Your encouragement to get back to the beginnings, the core beliefs we have about ourselves and how we want to move into our fullness, is good timing for me, too. Delightful, Karen! Debra

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