Jason Mraz: Turn Off Your TV, Write A Journal

checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@jasonmraz) on Sunday (December 7), discussing a cross-continental flight that brought him home to San Diego for a couple days, and offering advice for readers. Mraz writes:

After a layover in Los Angeles, I pick up a commuter flight to San Diego. The plane never gets too high to lose details about my familiar coast. I use my fingernail on the window to follows the roads and trace the route home. It takes about 15 minutes for the plane to fly over my community and I can see where I’ll be surfing as soon as I get off the tarmac. The sun will take a bow and the water will settle to mirror quality stillness. I’ll hitch a ride on the dark side of a wave and feel solace, connected with the entire planet, alone with everyone, grateful that I have my health, my heart, and my awareness.

If you’re interested in developing your own awareness skills in time for the generous holidays, start by turning off your TV. You will never be alone to hear your inner voice if the TV is constantly talking to you, teasing, or tempting you.

Then, try writing in a journal when you wake up. Spend 5 – 10 minutes writing any and everything; dreams, goals, frustrations, even write about not knowing what to write if you have to. Then, turn the page. Don’t read it and immediately judge yourself because most of that journal is meant for getting the garbage out. After a few days you’ll feel your thoughts are becoming nicely sorted as your dreams find order again, becoming reachable and practical, AND you’ll be leading with your heart instead of an insecure mind. I guarantee it.

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