Sunday, November 9, 2014

Mellifluous journaling | Longer fuller life


Journaling is a new word I learned yesterday. Picked it up from a TV program 'The Doctors'. The docs were saying: journaling [i.e. writing journals/diary or blogging for that matter] is one of three things that could make one live longer. The other two are: sex and paying forward, said the doctors.

In Islam, two deeds that could lengthen our "borrowed time" are sadaqah and building/keeping good relationship (silatul rahim) with people.

Journaling is not too common a word as compared to blogging. Anyhow, we have to trust the doctors, it could make you live longer. Interestingly relevant is an article on Lifehack about '6 ways journaling will change your life.' Let me summarize it for you here. 

When you take the time to sit down and write, you would go deeper into your soul and uncover your real feelings about something. If you don't dig it out, it remains buried thus you won't know what is it that you might be truly feeling and your point of view of things, situations etc. Not just yours, but that of others too. When you put in writing your life story, your everyday, or your observations of the everyday, you would someday be able to look back and appreciate 'Oh it's a life worth living!' Journaling will make you become more acquainted with yourself. You will get to know more about yourself than you think you do, your dreams, goals etc. It's also cool to write so that you could one day pass it on to people that matters. Imagine if your grandpa had written a journal and passed it on to you. You would discover more about him and what made him tick. Journaling could also make you feel more serene because when you write-it-out, it is like talking-it-out those bottled-up emotions, digest them, put them into perspective, hence feel better afterwards.

So, write, in order to live healthier and longer. One other reason to write is to fulfill people's expectations. It's good to know that your simple writing could make a person's day. If you make other people happy, Allah will make you happy, that's one simple rule of life.

Mellifluous is a new word I learned just a while ago. I am told, a good piece of writing should flow like honey - sweet, smooth and fall gracefully on the ears. Should aim to write and write mellifluously.   

O people, let's live life to the fullest. Let's stay healthy, mentally, emotionally and physically. May we live a longer fuller life. Ameen.

 Thankful to the ever generous God
for a good fulfilling life.
"I see skies of blue
and clouds of white
the bright blessed day
the dark sacred night
  and I think to myself
what a wonderful world."

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