“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou
Are you letting the wrong studies guide your health story? This article gives two simple ideas to keep in mind when you read about the latest research.
Be mindful of the power of the words that you use to describe yourself or to even use while thinking about yourself. Those words, that vocabulary, has the power to shape you. Caroline Myss reminds us of that power when she says:
In order to maintain a wound, in order to maintain an image, a dark image, you have to maintain a dark vocabulary. You have to haunt yourself, in other words. You have to have a dark vocabulary . . . . constantly retelling haunting tales to yourself or about somebody.
“Every wound has a story.” Mark Matousek
“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
“I like to define a miracle as something that is impossible within an old story, but possible within a new one.” Charles Eisenstein. The Power of the New Story
“When you tell the truth, your story changes. When your story changes, your life is transformed.” Mark Matousek
Listen to Mark Matousek interviewed by Carolyn Baker. Mark Matousek talks about the power of story.
This is a great site about re-storying.
How has your writing helped to improve your life?