Monday, June 4, 2007

a reason to journal

...This is something I do all the time, shove bits of paper with prayers and names on them into desk drawers, little boxes, my glove compartment.  I've found that when you give up on using your mind to solve a problem - which your mind is holding on to like a dog with a chew toy - writing it down helps turn off the terrible alertness.  When you're not siphoned into the black hole of worried control and playing fretful Savior, turning the problem over to God or the elves in the glove compartment harnesses something in the universe that is bigger than you, and that just might work.

Anne Lamott - Grace (eventually), p 26

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