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Achieving perfect meditation is difficult for many people. It takes a particular type of person to follow an enlightened path. It also takes a good plan to succeed along the way. The following are benefits to keeping a journal for meditation.

Spiritual Diary

Meditation is a spiritual experience that goes beyond deep thinking. It’s ideal to keep a spiritual diary separate from a personal journal. This unique diary should include one’s innermost thoughts and emotions about the path to meditation and a higher level of being.

Progress Tracker

Tracking progress closely is necessary to achieve one’s goals and improve upon mistakes. This includes creating a plan to enhance meditation sessions by reducing distractions in the room and improving one’s concentration. Many people never achieve perfect meditation because they cannot remain focused. A progress tracker is needed to ensure that every step of the meditation process is done correctly.

Experimental Chart

A meditation journal can serve as a chart to track different experiments. Some people like to try out different types of meditation. Some people like to combine other techniques and see if they work better together. The two main types are guided and unguided meditation. A newcomer may want to work with a spiritual guide who teaches a class in meditation. The other option is to do the research and venture into the field on one’s own.

Less Reliance on Technology

A meditation journal is a step back from society’s over-dependence on computers and technology. Most people have forgotten the pleasure of merely writing thoughts down on paper. Being spiritual must involve being less modern. 

Less Focus on Time

When reaching a higher state of thinking, there is less focus on meeting deadlines. Some people take years to fulfill their spiritual journey while others reach their paths after only a few months. A meditation journal is not the same as a timesheet because the main focus is on getting the details right.

A good plan is needed for any goal that is worth achieving. It’s necessary to keep a journal to track one’s progress in meditation and to record one’s most profound thoughts on the practice.

John Kaweske of Colorado Springs is a biodiesel fuel and technology expert. As President of Bio Clean Energy, S.A., he draws from 20 years of professional experience to offer valuable insight into the industry. When he isn’t working on clean energy efforts, he’s spending time with his family and practicing daily meditation