Monday, May 20, 2013

the well

The inkwell as an emotional wellspring? Ira Progoff certainly thought so. He's the American psychologist who said, "Each of our lives is like a well and we're meant to go down deeply enough into our own wells so that we finally reach the stream that is the source of all wells." In fact, he considered journal writing so fundamental to personal wellbeing and wholeness that he designed a therapeutic method centered around it which he taught for decades. I've never been a very faithful journal keeper, but in reading about his fascinating work I am inspired to give it another try. Progoff believed that everyone has the right to a life of purpose, meaning, fulfillment. And writing is a way to discover it.

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