What's the point of any of this? Where is the meaning in my day-to-day life?

That's the nagging question that bothers me every single day. And I don't have the answer?yet. I'll tell you what's helped though.

Keeping a personal journal online.

Let me explain. Everybody says that keeping a journal is a great way to learn about myself.

So I buy into the idea.

All right. I'm ready. I go out and buy that brand new journal. It has a really cool black and white Yin-Yang cover. I even had it engraved with my initials for free.

I sit down and open it. Clean, crisp pages are ready to hear all about me! Big spaces waiting for that fix of slurpy green ink. Pen in hand... peaceful silence... moments pass... and finally?quiet desperation!

What do I write?

I guess I could write about mom and dad or maybe the dog. Possibly that trip to the Grand Canyon. Yeah! That would be cool.

Is this what they meant when they said this would help me?

Probably not.

Deepak Chopra once said, "The meaning of life is the sum total of what each person has learned about their own life, and the chance to keep it."

What in the heck was he talking about? Is talking about my dog really the essence of my life?

It certainly has its place. But I think there may be more here. Maybe I should go just a little bit deeper with this stuff.

Let's start with what's important to me.

I want to figure out what's going on with this thing called life! I want to learn to love myself again. How about letting go of all my anger, frustration, and resentment. How do I do that?

I've got it! What about why I'm here in the first place. What's that about?

Maybe I could figure out how to feel simple gratitude. Being thankful just to be alive.

Oh! And wouldn't it be nice to enjoy people's company again. Without all that ego crap!

Will writing about my trip to the Grand Canyon get me there?

I don't think so.

What will help is Doogee.com. This is a personal journal that's online. It's not like the other diary sites on the web. These people are using journaling to go deep. Real deep. No fluff here. No hype. Just journaling that works.

Here's a place where journaling is awesome. And fun. They have these things called guided journeys. They're in-your-face questions that make me think. Dig deep. Deeper than I ever thought possible.

They even have some workshop where I actually talk to my soul. Is that weird or what? Do I even have a soul?

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