I met up with some friends yesterday whom I hadn’t seen for months, and of course we played “catch up” with what’s been going on in our respective lives. As you know this kind of conversation understandably brings up past events and situations that spill into the now. I found myself telling a story in its pre-present context and feeling a little uncomfortable about it. “Why this story is no longer true the way I’m describing it,” I thought to myself. “The people, the situation – heck, even I have changed since it happened. This story is no longer me so why repeat it?” Exactly. Unsticking yourself from a story is the best way to measure your growth as a human being especially when the story paints you as a victim instead of the hero we all can be.
To your Happiness,