There is so much going on in the world, and it affects people.
Floods in Australia, war in the Ukraine, and not to forget the omnipresent Virus.
Old things bubble to the surface, emotional fears are stirred.
If I can give you one tool for these uncertain times, it is this one:
Check the purpose of any story presented to you.
Whatever you hear, they are all stories. Yes, let that sink in.
Something real is going on, absolutely. Terrible things happen.
Humans report on what happened by creating stories about it. It’s a super useful skill, information is passed on this way.
Every story serves a purpose. You have the skill to discern which purpose the story serves.
Does it serve division? Does it serve to grab your attention? Does it serve control? Is it a Low Drama story entertaining the roles of Persecutor, Victim and Rescuer?
Or does it serve Connection? Healing? Evolution? Radical Responsibility? Is it a High Drama story serving Bright Principles?
You can refine your skill to sniff the purpose of any stories, including the ones you tell yourself.
Sniff the purpose and choose whether you want to entertain the story in that way.
You may want to take it a step further and ask the storyteller: “What’s the purpose of this story?”
You can navigate to the core of the purpose of the story and have a radically honest conversation about what’s really going on, what the storyteller feels, and whether they’re acting from emotional reactivity (these are for healing, not for acting upon).
You have the power to change the world by choosing which stories you entertain and how you interact with them.