Most of us are slaves of the stories we unconsciously tell ourselves about our lives. Freedom begins the moment we become conscious of the plot line we are living and, with this insight, recognize that we can step into another story altogether.
The world revolves around stories: the books, blogs and emails we read, the movies and Youtube videos we watch, and most especially the media, social media, and marketing diet that we consume on a daily basis.
Whoever tells the best story, wins our precious attention and loyalty.
While the collective stories of the world certainly serve to influence us and shape who we are, our personal stories are even more crucial to become aware of because it’s within our own individual world that we have the greatest power to enact the change we desire to see on the outside.
And herein lies the dilemma: what’s holding most of us back is not our stories, but rather not knowing the difference between what story we think we’re living, and what story we’re actually living.
When you make a conscious choice to start paying attention to the patterns, the scripts, the stories, you buy into and consistently re-enact, we are exercising the greatest power we have: the power to choose.
Choice is the trump card that stands between our fate and our destiny.
Want to live your life like a zombie? Welcome to a fated existence. But embrace your story, and really start to learn who you are and begin working with your inner allies, archetypes, and spiritual support system and you will start to see your life as a mythic journey: a hero/heroine’s quest, where you can choose differently–where you can choose destiny over fate.
And here’s the good news: The heroic journey does not require you to become something greater than you are. It merely requires absolute fidelity to your own authentic path.
Be yourself, and the rest will follow.
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