Are You Spinning A Yarn, or Entangled In It?
We all tell stories. Sometimes to inform, other times to entertain, always to communicate and connect with others.
"Nothing's wrong with that", you might say, and you'd be right.
Unless the stories you're telling are ones you've told over and over again about personal experiences that have shaped the person you are today. Even then, if those stories are empowering, then you're on the right track. But if the stories you're telling position you as a victim, then you run the risk of living in the past, keeping you entrenched in emotions and perspectives that no longer serve you today.
It's hard to improve and progress in your life when you're rooted in the past. And reliving those stories that were most traumatic or disempowering to you over and over again keep you in status quo thinking; a continuous feedback-loop where even when you want to make a positive change you're unable to do so because of the limiting beliefs that are regularly reinforced by reliving these counter-productive stories.
Interestingly, stories rooted in our past are figments of our imagination. Sure they happened, but it's very likely that in our reconstruction of the memory, we've unconsciously left certain pieces of information out or added new information that wasn't in the original experience.
If this is the case, why are we dwelling on the bad parts of our stories? It's time to take charge and focus on those parts that empower us, or on new stories all together.
Learn more in today's vlog with quick tips and applications that you can put to use right away around shifting our stories so they work for us.
Visit this link for some really interesting findings about the brain. This one was particularly fascinating about understanding memories.
About the Author
Megan Rounds, Ed.D. is owner and principle perculator of perculcha, llc.
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