There's been a whole lot of paper, paint and paste journaling going on since the beginning of 5780. Several junk journals filled with photos, words and artsy expressions of my experiences of Elul, Sukkot and Chanukah reveal my inner journeys. Art journaling took the place of blogging for me before, during and after the recent High Holy Days, and it looks like it may become a trend for me.
Commenting on Facebook posts is also trending for me. Many times I see myself type things I hadn't been conscious of thinking. Here are two examples from a group for people who have converted to Judaism or are thinking about converting:
For me, in my own experience and observation of others, being willing to listen and hear is the most important first skill. We don't have to understand or believe everything we hear. We just have to take it in first. And we have to be patient with this process. Eventually, we have to be willing to admit we were mistaken about something in the past. That is the critical step to genuine change.
Conversion goes on inside a person far more than outside a person. Pray out loud to God, the Creator of the Universe. He made you. He will guide you. Just talk to him and ask for help. This is what Jews do. Just start doing it and the teachers and leaders you need will be arranged for you.