Friday, October 7, 2016

Write Your Own Story

I get emails daily from a site called The Daily Om. I'll admit, I don't always take the time to read them but something about this mornings message spoke to me. I've been struggling with dealing with my past lately. I think rewriting my script is something I need to work on. I've talked, in the past on this page, about how I've directed TOO MUCH of my life based on the opinions of others. I know that I hold a lot of resentment because of that but maybe what I should be doing is thanking those folks for how they shaped who I am. I'm sure if I can wipe away the pain and anger, there is a valuable jewel beneath all of that grime and it is ready to shine!
Create a Supportive Life Story
Empowered Storytelling
by Madisyn Taylor
We all have a story to tell, but sometimes we get stuck in that story and become our story.
We all have our own life story. It is filled with relationships and events that help shape who we are and what we believe to be true about the world. Depending on our perspective and willingness to grow, our experiences can become fodder for negativity and patterns of playing the victim, or they can fuel a life of empowerment and continued self-development. It is the story we tell ourselves about what happens that makes all the difference.
Take a moment to look at the life story you create for yourself on an ongoing basis. If you generally feel peaceful about the past and trust in your ability to handle whatever comes your way, then you are framing circumstances in a manner that serves you well. On the other hand, if you retain a lot of guilt or resentment and often feel weighed down by life, you may want to start telling yourself a new version of past and present events. No matter who the characters are in your story or what they have done, you are the only one who can give their actions the meaning they will have for you. You are the only one who can define what role you will play in your own life. By taking responsibility for your story, you are able to learn and grow, forgive and find compassion, and most importantly, move on into a brighter future.
From now on, you can choose a life story that supports you. Let it be proof of your own resilience and creativity. Be kind with the roles you give yourself and generous with how many chances you get to learn what you need to know. When you remember that you are the author of your own story, you are free to create a masterpiece.

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