It all comes down to the narrative we tell ourselves


Stories are an integral part of our lives. We like to hear stories, we want to tell our stories, and sometimes we like to live in beautiful stories. Humans are wired to be a storyteller; it’s just some of us can articulate better than the others. We see the world through the unique lens of our experience and that’s how we create our stories. Everything in our life comes down to how we tell the narrative in the end.

“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”― Joan Didion

Due to the limitations of human memory storage capacity, we can’t remember everything in detail, and the world full of distractions such as the Internet is not helping the situation either. So, we store short narratives in our head, a summary of a particular event or a person: a narrative solely created by us; our interpterion of reality.

Our truth is our interpretation of the reality. So, why not make these stories positive, powerful and inspiring. If we are the author of our narrative, why not write ourselves as the hero.

“The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story. This truth applies both to individuals and institutions.” – Michael Margolis

Be mindful of your inner monologue and be kind to yourself. Own your choices, do not be a victim in your story. Start re-writing the stories of your life, not on the basis of what has happened to you, but what meanings you draw from what has happened. Imagine how the essence of your past experience has helped you in becoming the hero you are.

Be your own Hero. Write some beautiful stories.

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Jasz Gill is a contemporary writer and poet who writes about emotional intelligence, mindfulness, and compassion. She started writing a blog with Rose Colored Glasses in 2010, a self-help blog to encourage individuals in their journey towards mindfulness. Her writing style is based on turning big ideas into practical wisdom.

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