Writing a blog is not unlike the age-old practice of keeping a journal. The major difference being that one doesn’t necessarily want anyone to happen upon the contents contained in the pages of a journal, where one has high hopes that many folks will in fact read a blog post.
I believe the magic of a journal is this: in dumping the monkey-mind chatter that endlessly ricochets around our head onto a blank page, it somehow seems to lose its power. Often, when the words are spilling out onto the page, ideas will come together and things might loosely start to make sense – a delightful bonus.
I don’t write blog posts with the intention of a mind dump. I always start with an idea and then follow the thread to find the lesson. It is very purposeful, although I really never know where I am going until I get there. (more…)