This is a really excellent reminder about the stories we tell ourselves, and live, so I wanted to share it with you, too, after I came upon it a few days ago.
What I appreciate about this story is that it shows that ‘rewriting the story’ is a spiraling sort of affair, not a one-time good deal.
As Jeff’s story shows, we live an experience and it shapes the story we tell ourselves, and speak out loud.
Then we get a reminder or have an insight arise, and rewrite a more desirable, constructive story.
Something happens and we begin to tell that story, and fair enough, maybe it’s true, and maybe we need to be in that story for a bit.
But after awhile it can become a diminishing story, a ‘stuck story’. So we get another reminder or insight and rewrite or revise that old story. And so on.
Thanks to Dave at Weathered Wise Man for sharing this one, and Jeff Leavell for writing it.
January 20, 2016 at 7:17 pm
thank you soooo much for posting this and the link. we are our own worst enemy, but sometimes it is hard to find the exit-hope and faith become obscure. many blessings, much love, and a ton of gratitude.
January 21, 2016 at 10:21 pm
Beautiful story. Very true for everyone.
January 22, 2016 at 6:16 pm
Indeed it is, on both counts! Probably because Life gives us an abundance of story lines to choose from at any given moment. 🙂 xoxo Jamie