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Life's Companion

Journal Writing as A Spiritual Quest
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Paperback Book
December, 1990
$24.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Christina Baldwin’s earlier book, One to One, long predated the current widespread interest in journal writing. And now she offers us this revised and updated 2007 edition of Life’s Companion (originally published in 1991)—a beautifully crafted and also deeply involving set of directions for personal journeying into the center of one’s self. Baldwin points out that writing is a means of expanding our inner horizons, of relating more meaningfully to the world we live in and to other spiritual travelers.

In this new edition, Baldwin reaches out to the next generation of journal writers, using mainstream, accessible language and adding a new preface referencing the ways in which journal writing has evolved, including the explosion of technology, as many writers make the leap from pen-and-paper to their laptops. With a unique, facing-page format, Life’s Companion includes enlightening quotations, exercises, questions, and practical techniques to nurture the writer within.

This is a book of depth and beauty, with lots of “experiments,” illustrations, and ways to “get your pencil dirty.”

“Such tools are precious and rare. Use it well for your own healing and for the healing of all sentient beings.” —Stephen Levine, author of A Year to Live

Also by Christina Baldwin are Storycatcher and Seven Whispers.


Publisher’s Description: 

In this classic book you will discover the intimate journey of personal and spiritual development that is possible through the practice of journal writing. In Lifes Companion, acclaimed author Christina Baldwin offers readers guidance and inspiration to this powerful way of expanding our inner horizons and opening our minds and spirits to a deeper relationship with the world and the people around us.

Complete with enlightening quotations, exercises, sample journal entries, and techniques to nurture and encourage the writer and seeker within you, Lifes Companion will help you transform journaling into a powerful tool for self-growth, heightened awareness, and personal fulfillment.With more than 75,000 copies in print, this luminous book on journal writing and inner development has become a recognized classic, showing how everyday events can form the heart of the spiritual journey. Featuring a stunning cover and black-and-white illustrations by susan seddon boulet, this new edition is once again filled with quotations, exercises, questions and techniques to nurture the writer and seeker within.

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