‘Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.’ Journaling exercise

Today you are a newborn and you are starting fresh!

Draw a baby.

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Draw brainstorm bubbles above “your “head.


Write about what it may be like to start fresh.  Releasing anxiety and hesitancy.


Brainstorm central themes in your life.  Just let it happen.


Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.

Meister Eckhart


A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is to be slowly born. 

― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Recalling an alternative version of the exercise: What makes an object sacred?

My father’s last pencil box.  It will remain untouched.  It contains his favorite drawing tools like the black pencil crayon and his instant coffee spoon and his rolled up hand towel that he used to brush eraser bits away.

I went into Staples today and felt the weight of missing Dad.  He and I loved shopping for stationary together.

I miss our coffee dates and his to-do lists, but I am ready for the next chapter.  Ready to keep going.

What makes an object sacred? Write about it for 15 minutes.  Draw.  Add thought bubbles.  Pull out key words from your journal entry.

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