From childhood through adolescence and into adulthood, how did your view of financial security evolve? I wonder about the validity of highly emotional religious experiences. If you would like to try writing your own Spiritual Autobiography, start by asking yourself these questions: Emphasize that you are not perfect, and still evolving and growing to be a better person.
Now I think free will is a gift of love. Is it a means of getting what you want? Talk with role models, teachers, ministers and the clergy who had positive influences in your life.
We started each year by sharing our Spiritual Autobiographies. Does God feel real to me? If you would like to share it with me, I would be happy to receive it and learn from it. The meaningful events a person endured can be a testimony for someone else.
This can help to unleash the creativity and your innermost thoughts. Some are huge — the death of a parent — or they may be sublime — suddenly knowing what you will excel at for the rest of your life. Did you discuss death and dying as a child or adolescent?
A friend once asked why my church used a liturgy instead of the Bible. Write down the specific people, dates, places and how you felt during each incident and experience. Prepare all of your writing materials and plan your overall writing process.
What was that like? God wants me to live a full life, detached from my possessions but completely attached to Him. Has there been a dominant trade or profession that has taken you through your work history? Now write your short page story on your Self Image and Well-Being theme.
Designate specific times and quiet spaces that you can concentrate and fully get your thoughts on paper or a computer. Have you struggled with body image?
My relationship with God is a source of freedom. Complications This resulted in the following success or failure: Share the lessons that you have learned and what role spirituality has played in your life.
From Secular to Spirit It is natural to wonder what lies after death. Here is the first legacy theme: The Meaning of Wealth Money dominates our culture and is a recurring theme throughout our lives. What was your very first experience with death? It could have been a family crisis, or it could have been a positive experience.
Have I had seasons of doubt or disobedience? After reading the following theme descriptions and writing prompts below, you will write your short page life story for each.Appendix A: Spiritual Autobiography Guidelines At this point you have a rough (broad, general) chronological outline of your life.
Now you are ready to begin writing.
Here is the key point: Anything you write about must consider the story of your life and the story of God in your life?
Writing Your Life, 4E: A Guide to Writing Autobiographies, by Mary Borg, Prufrock Press, ().
The Story of Your Life: Writing a Spiritual Autobiography, by Dan Wakefield, Beacon Press, (). Voices of Aging, by Missy Buchanan, Upper Room Books ().
"What a wonderful book is Dan Wakefield's The Story of Your Life. Surely it will help many people to write their own spiritual autobiographies, and so to become more aware of their own journeys." -Madeleine L'Engle, author of A Wrinkle in Dan Wakefield shows us how to write about and share our most meaningful life experiences and in so doing to see our /5(2).
The New Way to Write Your Life Story: The 10 Themes of Legacy Writing. By: Guest Column | January 27, Did your earliest religious or spiritual beliefs follow you into adulthood? What changed, and how?
One thought on “ The New Way to Write Your Life Story: The 10 Themes of Legacy Writing ” Anthony Bergs March Focal Point of your autobiography: The driving force in my life has been my need to: A Spiritual Autobiography (Oprah's Book Club) Learn How to Write an Autobiography. Writing an Autobiography.
Feel free to share A Bare Bones Autobiography Outline if you find it helpful. Article: A Bare Bones Autobiography Outline. Write a spiritual autobiography that people can relate to.
When a person shares his spiritual journey, his story has the power to motivate, uplift and change another reader's life. The meaningful events a person endured can be a testimony for someone else.Download