Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
Here is a form of writing invention that is often helpful when trying to find a topic to journal or essay. Listing can take us to some very interesting places to write.
Choose the very beginnings of a phrase and list all of the possibilities. Feel free to steal any of these to prompt your writing. Here is an example from one of my own journals.
…Kool aid makes me smile.
…women, as a gender, are is pain.
…men, as a gender, feel abandoned.
…race is dynamic.
…in good deeds done.
…in good kharma.
…there is a clown in every circus.
…pizza is a food group and falls under chocolate on the food pyramid.
…slow dancing sparks old feelings into new again.
…the foam of surf tells a story.
…divorce is too easy and infidelity socially acceptable.
…my students do not know how smart they are or how smart they can be.
…words are important.
…time is artificial and should be deleted from life.
…laughing is healing and hugs forgiving.
…a good book, a hot cup of tea, and a rainy day soothes the blues.
…to do lists can be good and can be bad.
…starvation does not have to exist.
…we, as a people, are selfish to the point of blindness.
…the good ones do not run for President.
…violence is a product of lost love of mankind.
…children are worth it every time and no matter what.
…love is enough.
…beach bums know something the rest of us missed.
…a look can make, or break, a child.
…my students are insecure about their own potential.
…there are people in the world who should be parents.
…I believe we are all scared of one another.
…believe in me.
Leave a comment including your “I believe…” statement.