In this classic book you will discover the intimate journey of personal and spiritual development that is possible through the practice of journal writing. In Life’s Companion, acclaimed author Christina Baldwin offers readers guidance and inspiration to this powerful way of expanding our inner horizons and opening our minds and spirits to a deeper relationship with the world and the people around us.
Complete with enlightening quotations, exercises, sample journal entries, and techniques to nurture and encourage the writer and seeker within you, Life’s Companion will help you transform journaling into a powerful tool for self-growth, heightened awareness, and personal fulfillment.
Minnesota psychotherapist Baldwin's intent can be grasped from the title of her previous book, One to One: Self-Understanding Through Journal Writing ( LJ 9/1/77); she argues that such understanding leads to empowerment and action. At first this work seems programmatic, combining New Age lingo with vaguely pluralistic beliefs. But, like a spiritual quest, it gradually deepens in tone. Baldwin's thought-provoking and serious topic suggestions assist readers in looking within to discover who they are, and the interspersed writing examples and quotations are also (for the most part) first-rate. Life's Companion encourages reflection, silence, forgiveness, trust, and acceptance--the essential qualities of a spiritual life.-- Carol J. Lichtenberg, Washington State Univ. Lib., Pullman