I used to be ashamed of my story.
I used to run and hide from the truth. It wasn’t until I began to face the truth that I began to change, and towards triumph!
One thing I love to do most is… #storytelling! I think I love stories the most because they tell a lot about the soul of a person. I love to sit and listen to them, and imagine. I guess I’ve done that all my life. Even as a child I would sit amongst adults and listen and play with my toys. I believe to this fat, this is what has made me intuitively connected to myself and others.
Maybe it’s why I love to read the way I do… If you haven’t told your story yet, perhaps you haven’t quite “freed yourself ” from what others think, perhaps you don’t have enough “time”, or perhaps you just don’t think it’s all that interesting. I think it begins with “sitting with your story” – the good and bad -and deciding that you’d like to ‘break free’ from the bad and build upon the good.
Stories tell of our influence in this world, how other have influenced us, & whom we leave our impression on, can literally change their perspectives, and then… eventually, the world .
Storytelling also helps us to embrace others just for who they are. We have a chance to learn about their identity, their culture, and their lifestyles, routine and what makes them tick. It takes quite a bit of transparency to tell your story.
Stories can teach, inspire and help others reach goals. I am finding the older I become, that we are all have the opportunity to learn and absorb all that’s in the world. We need to begin to notice everything around us. And as we imagine, grow and inspire others ther s an exchange of sorts, that occurs. The best part about learning from someone’s story, can be that you are able to glean. You can grow in compassion, empathy and you can have what I call a “self-in-situation” experience. With stories, you can “see yourself differently, and your present day situation is not as overwhelming as you imagine it to be.”
Stories also teach you a lot about yourself. I am very intuitive. I love thinking deep thoughts . I love imagining, I love spending time listening to myself thinking.
Because I have always been a reader, I always thought my stories would be told through writing. Yet a few years back, I found my voice, and began to tell and inform others about life circumstance, through video. At first, I HATED producing videos with a passion, because I was so self-conscious, but then I realized people liked it and I received good responses, so I built up my courage, began to like them as well. I noticed learning how to grow my personality, develop intrigue be open and calm. I am learning calm can be my superower. With producing videos, I believe calm makes them a bit more intimate.
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