I recently encountered someone new.
When I asked him to tell me his story, rather than speed through a pre-programmed script, he took his time to slowly unravel it as if he were discovering it for the first time.
I wanted to know why. Didn’t he already know his story by heart?
He told me that he uses every new recount as an opportunity to revisit every pivotal moment in his narrative, feel into it, and see if that #story was still serving him.
If our perception of the past has the power to affect our present-day beliefs, maybe it’s a good idea not to get married to a script that no longer serves us.