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Perhaps one of the most important parts of a strong spiritual practice is
the practice of tarka or reflective journaling. Reflection upon your inner and
outer life is essential if you wish to progress along the path. These
reflections on your life can help you see your mind more clearly. Your
relationship to yourself, the world, and others is revealed in each journal
entry. We can sometimes be blinded by our own beliefs or trapped in a cycle of
thinking that is unhealthy for us.
Tarka can help us to illumine the way before us, discard old beliefs, and
change our attitudes and ways of thinking.
This blog is designed to help you reflect upon your life and examine your
mind so that you may travel the path of enlightenment with greater ease and
Set aside a little time each day to write in your journal and respond to the
prompts in the blog.
The benefits of a strong tarka practice will reveal themselves over time,
particularly if you take some time out each month and reread what you have
written in your journal. You will find patterns in your life and your
examination of these patterns will help you make the changes in your life that
you are striving for. The wisdom you gain will help you live the life you seek.
Daily Reflection and Journaling Prompt
May you and your family be blessed as you celebrate and give thanks for all those people who have walked into your life. They are not there by chance. They are all your teachers as you walk along your life's path and awaken to your life's song. Give thanks to all of those that surround you today.
For your journal - take a look around you today at your own Thanksgiving celebration. You have gathered together with your most profound teachers at this time in your life. Think about what each person present has taught you in this lifetime.