This is a photo I took at the Morikami Park in Del Ray, It is the Zen Garden.
I have noticed that even the most popular, most creative journal writers in J-land become overwhelmed when deciding what to put on the big blank page of their journal every now and then. To that, I say "thank you," it reminds me that I am not alone.
Keeping a journal is a little like an East meets West version of a Zen Koan, <-- click a tool used by Zen Masters to encourage their students to stretch their minds beyond what they had previously thought possible.
Although a journal is not exactly a riddle or a question their is no doubt that keeping one interesting and up to date is an exercise in seeking creative new realms of expression.
When I am feeling particularly uninspired I find my self heading straight to my favorite journals and more often than not I can find a shift in consciousness along with the pleasure of leaving a comment or two behind.
I have found for myself that the key is to keep writing even when I feel I don't have anything to say. Sometimes I even ask my self who cares about this or who would even want to read that but still I write, I post my photos and when I come back to my journal I am always happy to find the little notes that you have left behind. I love that:-)
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