We all live our own story. But, often we get stuck in the limited or false stories that fail to sustain us, or contribute to others. This is about a bigger story and opportunity for others to know who you truly are, who they are, and or can be . . .
Stories are an ancient art. They have been around longer than the first book, or the world wide web. Almost everyone loves going to movies and watching stories, especially when they reveal something we can discover within ourselves. When we hear stories that are inspiring and triumphant, they are basically so because they remind us of what is true or possible in life. They develop imagination and empathy with the oneness of being fully alive.
Telling our stories gives us the construction and direction to navigate through our lives the problems and opportunities — to interpret our strengths and goals. It creates a natural order and meaning out of chaos. Ahhh . . . and it takes away a lot of stress.
In fact, we are wired to process narratively and tell stories which separates us from other species. Animals experience life completely experientially. We learn uniquely, experientially, and through other’s life experiences as told through their stories.
But, the most important story we will ever tell is the story we tell to ourselves about ourselves. Our providence and legacy follows our story, so we need to get it right. There's no one exactly like you in this entire world! So, everyone has a remarkable story!
Thank goodness! Because our ability to voice stories is one of our profoundest gifts! Let’s make the most of what we’re given, what we bring into being, and what we give back for ourselves, our loved ones, and our world. That’s the simple power of a story.