We all tell stories. First to ourselves, then to others.
We tell stories about what happens to us, what other people do, what the world around us is like.
What we often don’t understand is that they are just that, stories.
Stories are something we make up, full of meaning and nuance, and we give great power to the story.
We tell stories about how someone left us, what our parents did to us when we just little children, or about how our boss or our colleagues don’t understand us.
Because we are the ones telling the story, we believe the story. We give great credence to the story. We know the story must be true.
This is how we get lost in our own story, we forget it is all just a story. And the story is made up, or rather, the meaning we make from the story is made up.
This is great news! It means we can make up a different story! We can change the role we play or the meaning we make from the story.
The key is to remember that the story malleable, fluid, and can be whatever we decide it to be.
What stories are you stuck believing are real? What stories would you like to change in your life?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant