We are storytelling machines. We see the world though the narratives we constantly spin like yarn out of reactions to people and events. We call these narratives “reality.” But they are just vivid perceptions.
Today’s episode looks at the unconscious stories that we create every day from moment to moment. We are often not aware of them because they develop in an instant.
Where do the seeds of these unconscious stories come from? From all the information that bombards us 24/7 in our digital world. Images on social media, Netflix, billboards, our phones, computers, and tablets. They come from random glances we catch from other people’s eyes.
They come from all the sensory impressions that rapid fire at our minds from the world around us. The moment we receive one of these impressions, our minds begin to interpret them; those interpretations become stories that often rule our lives.
A person averts our gaze, and we create a rejection story. Glamorous lifestyle images on Facebook trigger comparison stories that can make us feel inadequate.
The challenge is to receive the overload of images without giving our power away to them. It’s a discipline that we can and must develop to remain whole, to feel confident and happy, and to grow.
Listen to this episode and allow it to inspire you. Allow it to shift your focus from thoughts and images that steal your power to those that elevate and unleash your infinite human potential.
Listen to the end to learn about the gift that you can win that will help you become a compelling communicator.