I’ve been thinking about the stories I tell myself and wonder if any of them are connected to what my life is about inside or out. We all live our lives in stories, many of them only perceived reality. When examined, they don’t match how we are living day by day. Often, they aren’t really the truth, but something we make up in our heads while trying to make sense of the world we live in. They may make us more comfortable, even the negative stories, because we understand them and know what to expect. Maybe it’s time to just experience life without the accompanying stories. Can we do that? I’m not sure.
Which stories are you embracing right now? Do they match the truth?
Are there any stories that you are avoiding or struggling with? How can you resolve the issues you have with them?
If you have any aha’s or any other thoughts, I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.
Thanks for this, Dottie! I am telling myself the story that, since my heart is starting to act up, it means my life will be shorter and more limited. I don’t want to carry that story and it might not even be true. Thanks for helping me think about this.
What a wonderful website and writing prompt. I can’t wait to follow you.
I know I have made up a story about why someone has acted the way she did. It may or may not be true, but it gives me some peace to “believe” it. Thanks for the prompts.
Thanks, Gloria, for checking in. Yes, some stories can help us keep going.