What has been the cost of our determination to never hurt again? To never fall or trust or be used in that way again? What has been the cost of everything we have created to keep us safe (what we think is ‘safe’)?
How have our defense strategies designed to keep us safe actually become mandates that arrest our growth, comfort, and perpetuate the story of worst-case scenario?
How much of our life is built up because we don’t want to be hurt, because we are unable to heal, because we are unable to trust ourselves and trust the world, because we are unable to become vulnerable?
People really want to end suffering but they are not ready to pay the price, that is to say, to mutate, to no longer define themselves by their precious story.
The answer is not to let go and move on. Storytelling is not about forgetting what happened, but rather replaying, re-remembering, rewiring, taking ownership.
I repeat, we do not tell our own personal stories to let go or to forget, we tell stories to learn from our lives. Too learn how to trust more wisely, to learn how to take risk in a safe and secure way, to learn how to be compassionate with ourselves this time around, to learn how to keep walking even in doubt.
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