I discovered there was power in your story when one of my High School friends called me out of the blue. We hadn’t spoken in probably 40 years.
Seems all my friends got together at our High School Reunion and since I wasn’t there (I’ve never attended) my name came up and Gary was nominated to call me and get the story.
Gary said, “man the power in your story! I still don’t know where I’m going or why I do things.”
After we talked, I thought about how hard I worked to analyze, define and articulate the lessons and insight from my story.
“If you knew how much work went into it, you would not call it genius.” Michelangelo
I remembered why.
We make sense of the world by telling and listening to stories. You can get a sense of the healing power of your story, a dimension not readily obvious and hard to find. Or at least not typically discovered because it takes so much effort.
Stories are a handbook for life. They inform, guide, and inspire in the art of living a powerful life under any circumstance.
The power of story reveals what cannot be taught, authenticity, and the depths within you.
The advice you always hear to know yourself, journal, and codify your thoughts through writing tells you to figure out and articulate the healing power of your story because it is crucial to a powerful life in three ways:
- You find your center. The source of repose and strength that is known, held and adhered to when difficulties arise.
- Discover what excites you and integrate it into your personal journey.
- When you see that you’ve transformed, you discover your authenticity, the truth that was always there. That’s your inner teacher, the absolute guru. You don’t just know it. You discovered the liberating truth through your own experience.
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