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Properly told, your story, any story, is enough.  There is no need to pretend or attempt to be something you aren’t as that becomes quickly evident to others.

Let’s face it, we easily go into brain overload with the stories we tell everyone in order to preserve the lessons life teaches us and the memories it leaves behind.  What we share taps into something primal and basic without relying on the need to embellish an experience.  Each story we share is enough without unneeded exaggeration beyond using a few different words.  Most stories are enough without that new this or better as we open our hearts to what’s been lost or yet to be found.

If you are struggling with feelings of insecurity of any kind, it may be that you are being influenced by a “story” that you developed in childhood.  This story may have been guiding you, sometimes without your awareness, ever since.  We all begin forming ideas about ourselves, others, and the world from an early age based on a combination of factors such as our circumstances, the age that we experienced significant events, and our level of physiological sensitivity.  Random events and devastating experiences then become part of the journey to where you are going, rather than defining you.

What is important is to tell your story.  The good, bad and indifferent.  Sharing makes us human.  It helps us relate ideas to what we’ve experienced.   What we share can be powerful and bring more impact than just simple facts.  When mixed with an element of sarcastic humor, we paint a personal texture with our words.  Find your voice and, with the story that emerges, share your beginning, middle and end. 

The act of giving your story away is often cathartic…and enough!

 

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  1. John Holton says:

    That’s a good way to look at it. Sometimes I get hung up on the way the story is told rather than just letting it flow.

    • Patty says:

      Some of the best writing happens when you just \”let that pony run\”. (Great Pam Tillis song)

      Thanks, John!

  2. Marcia Loyd says:

    Wow! This is so true. Many many times as I blogged I have spent HOURS trying to make something just right. This was really some food for thought. Thank you!

    • Patty says:

      There are times that I sit and stare at a blank screen or notepad. Nothing, absolutely nothing, comes out of my head.

      And, now and then, the floodgates open; I can\’t shut myself up.

      Thanks, Marcia!

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