Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8 NLT)
Which comes first feelings or thoughts? It’s kind like the chicken and the egg question. I often separate thinking from feeling, but both play a role in the creative process, and they both inform our perspective.
Sometimes when I choose a prompt, I like to end it with, I think, and then try it again using the phrase, I feel.
Let’s try it today with the prompt below. I would love to hear about your thoughts and feelings about this technique in the comments.
When I practice something over and over and over, I think . . .
When I practice something over and over and over, I feel . . .
If you’d like to read a good memoir on journal keeping, may I recommend:
The Journal Keeper: A Memoir by Phyllis Theroux