When it comes to your life, what story are you telling?
Do you know that everything that is being lived by anyone is in direct response to the story that they are telling about their life? The way we think, our moods, our history, our attitudes, it is all a telling of a story. And the cooperative universe continues to support that story, giving you more of what you are thinking and talking about.
Pay attention to the words you speak and listen to the story you are telling. If you are telling a story that speaks about the lack of what you want or the bad way you are treated or how you never have enough or that you are not good enough, smart enough, skinny enough, whatever enough then it’s time to tell a new story. If you want something to change, you’ve got to start telling the story that shifts your emotions toward the story you want to be true. This is what is called coming into alignment with the spirit within you because the spirit within you wants nothing but good things for you and is telling a very happy story for you already. You just need to catch up with it.
Start small. Start by first becoming fully aware of the story you are telling. Listen to the words you use in conversation, pay attention to the television programs that you watch (this can influence your story), notice the music you listen to, observe what story your friends are telling, listen in for the voice in your head that tells you that you are not enough and become aware of your current story. And then ask yourself “is this the story I want to tell of my life?”
If not, then work on a new story. Start with statements that you have no problem with, something that doesn’t create resistance within you. Sometimes that means starting very general and small. Sometimes it’s just a matter of saying things like “I have a comfortable bed and I really enjoy waking up in it every day” or “I love the look on my child’s face when he discovers something new” or “I so appreciate the fact that I have the power to focus my thoughts like this.” Any simple statement will do as long as it’s something that doesn’t make you uncomfortable and it’s something that you can appreciate. Then just keep at it, keep finding more and more good things to add to your story.
Over time, you will learn to tell a new story. You will learn how to really pay attention to what you say and think. With practice the story will change, it will get better and it will get easier. You have the ability to be your own story teller. Begin to change the narration of your life to one of joy and of ease and of satisfaction.
It takes practice but the good news is that you can start right now in this very moment in time. Try it now. Find a statement that is true and that makes you feel good and say it to yourself right now. Speak no more of the old story, of the one you no longer want and start telling your new story right here and now. You are the author of your life story. Nobody else can write it for you.
As one of my favorite geeky heroes, The Doctor says, “We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”