I spent about 20 years of my life sitting on a couch facing a talk therapist, week after week telling the same story in new ways, making incremental progress that felt often as if I was banging my head against a brick wall trying to understand what was ‘wrong’ with me.
When I began my spiritual training, I learned the value of not telling stories about what was going on inside of me, but rather feeling it. I realized that the mind constricts us to a very limited portion of a vast spectrum of information that we can access by tuning into the body and spirit. From this expanded awareness, I was able to free myself of many of the looping patterns I believed were insurmountable. Once free, I could look back over my life and witness how the very act of telling my sad stories over and over were actually creating this frustrating experience of life.
Weave your stories wisely. The stories you tell trap you in a web of your own making.