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|| Perspective ↞ What do you do to broaden your view?
◄ • When you look up the Latin origin of the word narrative it is “to tell” of our “knowing”. We must identify our fear, our truth, our knowing, and then allow ourselves to tell our whole story. We our playwrights and our stories can be filled with curiosity, courage, love and our magnificence.
I, as playwright, sometimes miss opportunities for true connection with others when I allow multi-narrative scripts to play in my head. I react to my made up story and they react to their made up story. We participate in a shadow boxing match as we try to coherence and corral one another based off the assumptions we make. There is a lot of power in simply clarifying what our actual story is. Brené Brown says it best in her book Rising Strong. By simply saying to the other, “The story I’m telling myself is…” we can show up and put our fear into the world in order to remove the barrier that is between us. It is simple and it is powerful.
The more I position myself to become the observer of my thoughts rather than the reactor of my thoughts I can acknowledge those squirming feelings in my chest and gut, take a deep breath, and let go (inhale, exhale). A beginning and an end. I choose not to participate in the false dance of my imagination and I bask in what I know is my truth, my worthiness, my “enoughness”. I expand my eagle eye view and change my perspective. at Joshua Tree, California