We All Have Stories


We all have them.

And whether we choose to believe it or not they run our lives.

Some are good.

Telling us we should go for it, we are loved, we have worth, and that we are capable.

And some are bad.

They tell us we aren't good enough, we are fat, we don't know what we're doing, we aren't going to get that job [before we've even applied], we shouldn't chase our dreams, they [fill in whatever story you got].

This morning, we want you to start paying attention to those stories.

Start to understand what they are and how they are running your life. Figure out which are good, which are bad, which you want to keep and which you need to dismantle.

And then, one by one, begin dismantling the ones you don't want.

Understand that the stories are just that – stories – and you can re-write them anytime you want.

Sit with them, isolate them, and stop the cycles you don't want.

It isn't easy, but your future self will thank you for it.

Nov2017Julian DeSchutter