When you are consistent with writing a journal, patterns begin to emerge. Emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and the culmination of life as you knew it shifts. These are learned survival skills that have brought you to this day. Recognizing habits that hold you in prison fuel you to action and judged either good or bad is a result of self-honesty.
It has been said that bad behaviors are persistent and resistant, where as new ones are more difficult to obtain. What I find intriguing with this concept is that all habits are equal until judged, then labels are placed according to how the habit affects its environment. In other words if a habit disturbs another person, causes pain or joy the label is either good or bad. There is a criteria involved in creating the judgment about the habit.
Freedom of choice, a gift of the Divine, the one major cognition that separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. The responsibility lies with you to use this gift as a way to honor the Divine presence in your life and you. The one person in this world that has the greatest power in your life to love you and cherish you, show respect, guidance and most of all the power to create something wonderful in your life is YOU. Does that decrease the effects of others in your daily life? Yes and no, yes because what another says appears to be good or bad, no because it is the learned value of what others say and do that affects us the greatest.
If you get hit by a vehicle that hurts, of course, abuse of any form hurts. What we learn early in life teaches us how to perceive ourselves as individuals, as part of the world, and in relation to the world. In some cases those early lessons have been passed down from generation to generation, good and bad. There are volumes of books written on this topic, it is too cumbersome for this article.
Honor self, write about your life, review, the write what is revealed to you. Always seek guidance from the Divine, the truth will be revealed. Sometimes the truth is hard to hear, until one realizes that it will free self from torment. Spirit is asking to be heard, to live and love, allow yours to speak. You will be grateful you did.
Blessings on your journey. I am eager to hear how you are doing. If you have questions then please ask. Use my contact page to email or invite me to chat.