Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration
More than 500,000 copies sold

A beautifully illustrated guided journal for exploring who you are

Amid the busyness and confusion of daily life, it can be hard to find the time for reflecting on where we are, and where we hope life’s path will lead us. In this vibrant and thought-provoking journal, you’ll find both inspiration and the space to nurture your dreams.

Featuring best-selling artist and author Meera Lee Patel’s richly imaginative paintings along with inspirational quotes, open-ended prompts, and plenty of room to write and reflect, this thoughtful full-color journal is a perfect gift and keepsake, as well as a powerful tool for creating change.
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Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration
More than 500,000 copies sold

A beautifully illustrated guided journal for exploring who you are

Amid the busyness and confusion of daily life, it can be hard to find the time for reflecting on where we are, and where we hope life’s path will lead us. In this vibrant and thought-provoking journal, you’ll find both inspiration and the space to nurture your dreams.

Featuring best-selling artist and author Meera Lee Patel’s richly imaginative paintings along with inspirational quotes, open-ended prompts, and plenty of room to write and reflect, this thoughtful full-color journal is a perfect gift and keepsake, as well as a powerful tool for creating change.
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Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration

Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration

by Meera Lee Patel
Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration

Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration

by Meera Lee Patel

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More than 500,000 copies sold

A beautifully illustrated guided journal for exploring who you are

Amid the busyness and confusion of daily life, it can be hard to find the time for reflecting on where we are, and where we hope life’s path will lead us. In this vibrant and thought-provoking journal, you’ll find both inspiration and the space to nurture your dreams.

Featuring best-selling artist and author Meera Lee Patel’s richly imaginative paintings along with inspirational quotes, open-ended prompts, and plenty of room to write and reflect, this thoughtful full-color journal is a perfect gift and keepsake, as well as a powerful tool for creating change.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399174827
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/11/2015
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 51,836
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

About The Author
Meera Lee Patel is a self-taught artist, writer, and internationally recognized best-selling author. She writes books that help people connect with themselves, each other, and the world around them. Her books and journals have sold well over a million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages worldwide. She lives with her family in St. Louis, Missouri.

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INTRODUCTION

It took me a long time to become comfortable with where I am.
 
I spent a lot of my years longing for the past or waiting for the future to arrive, confused about where I was and where I wanted to go.
 
Admitting to myself that I was confused and unsatisfied was difficult enough; the thought of actually doing something about it was a little too much to swallow. Instead, I welcomed distraction. I ventured down various paths for the sake of going somewhere, even though none of them took me close to where I wanted to go. I explored career paths because other people’s successes made me feel like I should want them, too. I grappled. I swayed. Nothing changed; it’s impossible to follow a dream that has no shape or outline.
 
When I realized that I couldn’t continue grasping for an invisible idea, feeling, or future, I began doing some of the more difficult work that comes along with introspection. I peeled back the layers in order to find out who I really was, what was most important to me, and what it was that I wanted to cultivate in my life.
 
The hardest questions are the ones that open doors. Every spread in this book features a universal life lesson paired with an exercise. These exercises, often taking the form of a chart, list, or written prompt, are designed to help you apply the sentiments behind each lesson to your life. As you continue throughout the book, you’ll find that some pages are harder than others – they’ll ask you to dig a little deeper, face some hidden truths, or let go of ideas that you’ve always carried with you.
 
There is no right or wrong way to complete this book. If you’re honest with your thoughts, these pages will serve as a mirror. You’ll become privy to various pieces of yourself – some that you know very well, and others that have previously gone unnoticed. 
 
The best advice I can give is to keep going. The process of self-discovery is just as important as any realizations that are waiting for you at the end of this book.
 
Take your time. Use what you have. Start where you are.

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"I am obsessed with Meera Lee Patel's work. It's bright, calm, zen and botanical. All the things I love."
—SundayBlossoms.com

"Meera Lee Patel is an absolute gem!"
—RedParka.com
 

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