I found this scribbled in one of my notebooks yesterday. I think it’s from a couple of years ago…
Narrative and story are tools of interpretation. They do not and cannot represent absolute truth. Within the evolving persons life a narrative can change many times. Alternately one might apply a multitude of narratives to a single issue so that in effect one can see themselves simultaneously through many prisms and thus have a more holistic and profound understanding of their experience.
Imposing our narrative on another is violence, just as their imposing theirs on us is too.
Narratives carry what might be called energetic information. If one cannot find the energetic truth of another’s personal narrative one cannot communicate with the other.
Ultimately when one frees themselves from attachment to any particular narrative, then narratives cease to have energetic impact and clarity comes.
Other on topic posts:
- Story telling as means for transformative growth
- Reality tunnels or what flavor is your delusion? Some fun and seriousness both
- Holding on to beliefs limits our experience of life
- Nature vs nurture, biological vs. psychological: how about both/and rather than either/or
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