Monday, May 21, 2007

Do You Keep a Journal?

And then do you write about things that turn up in your journal? Like, just now, while writing in my journal, I noted that telling other people what's bothering you, as if you're going to work it out or something, is just a lot of New Age crap. It is good to do that, sometimes. But you've got to save it for stuff that you really really can't just let go of or get past. The first impulse has gotta be to let go or get past it. Otherwise you just spin your wheels generating enthusiasm for your petty little issues. The more you talk about this shit, the more energy you put into it, the more fond of it you become, the more mental energy you've invested in having the problem, the more attached to it you are. The harder it is to ever get away from it.

And when we can't get past it, over it, let go of it, and we do hit it head on, however gently, there're always scars. Let's just admit it.


Paprikapink said...

This doesn't make any sense.

Paprikapink said...

You noticed that too, eh?