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.