I have been rich in mothers. This book is dedicated to three of them: Marie, who gave me life Anais, through whom I found the second birth Tawney, a true godmother
The diary is the only form of writing that encourages total freedom of expression.
"If you are feeling guilty, you are not yet taking responsibility for yourself. Guilt punishes, exaggerates and oversimplifies. Guilt may actually function as an avoidance of responsibility because it makes you passive. Responsibility demands action." -
The diary has always recorded the present as a gesture of faith in the future.
The New Diary is about a completely modern concept of journal writing. It has little to do with the rigid daily calendar diary you may have kept as a child or the factual travelogue you wrote to recall the Grand Canyon. Instead, it is a tool for tapping the full power of your inner resources.
The New Diary is as much for those who already keep a journal as it is for those who have never kept one. It does not tell you the "right" way to keep a diary; rather, it offers numerous possibilities for using the diary to achieve your own purposes. It is a place for you to clarify goals, visualize the future, and focus your engergies; a means of freeing your intuition and imagination; a workbook for exploring your dreams, your past, and your present life.
It is for everyone seeking concrete methods for dealing with personal problems. It is for women and men interested in achieving self-reliance and inner liberation, for artists and writers seeking new techniques for overcoming blocks to creativity.
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