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The Power of Reflective Writing
Reflective writing has great power to aid in self discovery, to strongly connect the author and the reader and to transform both. The best reflective writing goes far beyond a brief diary entry and compels careful attention from both the writer and the reader. When done well, both the writing and the reading of it are mindful practices.
This is a thoughtful and thorough overview of Youtube. Thank you!
I strongly agree with your comment: “Acting out in a supermarket is a societal no-no. They are a place of peace, quiet, and keeping to oneself. All business, no pleasure.” I had a professor once who enjoyed acting out in supermarkets. One of his favorite stories was venting his irritation in an slow moving line by shouting: “I spent 5 years in Brushy Mountain State Prison, and I was never treated like this.”
Agreed. This is especially true of reflective writing which slows my thinking down enough that I can see and discover the steps. Talking or thinking rather than writing allows me to miss steps, jump ahead or race to some bottom line.