Remember when you tell your story, you are speaking heart to heart, human to human, god to god.
“Your spirit is also a dream-maker because human beings must dream. We have to dream and imagine and take flight into the other worlds. We are not meant to dwell in the physical world for long periods of time. We come into the physical world for temporary visits. Most of our consciousness remains in the invisible or timeless realm, the dimension of the cosmos. We create stories and myths and religions that allow us to somehow gain access to that realm while we are here in the physical state. All the while, however, the spirit within us slips easily into this realm through the flying carpet of the imagination.” Caroline Myss
“Every wound has a story.” Mark Matousek
“The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
How has your writing helped to improve your life?
“Our minds crave them – stories, that is. We have a human need to create our own tales that encapsulate the realities we come in contact with and give them personal meaning. The eerie part is that we do it unknowingly. Most of us start the scriptwriting with ourselves and branch out from there, making sure to include cameo appearances by next door neighbors, a splash backdrop of world history to set the stage, and at least one or two heroes and villains to make the plot interesting. Our parents, siblings, and spouses are the usual suspects.” Nick Polizzi
“The Master was unmoved. To all their objections he would say, ‘You have yet to understand, my dears, that the shortest distance between a human being and Truth is a story.’ ”
— Anthony de Mello in One Minute Wisdom
This helps to explain the power that others’ stories might have on you.
“The neural changes that we found associated with physical sensation and movement systems suggest that reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist,” Berns says. “We already knew that good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes in a figurative sense. Now we’re seeing that something may also be happening biologically.”
“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story.” Maya Angelou, poet
“A story is told eye to eye, mind to mind, and heart to heart.” Scottish proverb