I've been creating a presentation for an Introduction to Animal Communication Online Course this week. I love the challenge of turning concepts into visuals to help get the message across. Whenever I create a presentation I try and keep an eye on 'what's the one thing you want people to take away?'. Well, this the one thing.
As humans we are meaning making manics. We have stories about ourselves, the animals we love, how life should be - layer upon layer of story ... some we inherited from our families of origin and some we created from direct experience. Some of these stories support us, some strangle us and keep us from leaning into curiosity and letting life show us something different. We decide we can't do something even before we have tried.
This week I invite you to observe when you are in a story, rather than immersed in an experience. The first step of letting go of the stories that limit us is knowing you are holding on to them. How would you live if you let life unfold without anticipating how you are going to feel. The experience and the anticipated experience can be very different.
The honest truth is we don't know how we are going to feel in the future and we have already felt what we felt in the past. I know I am more likely to be loving and kind toward the humans and non-humans I care about when I drop the story. What's more I have been proved wrong by life so many times I really wonder why I bother making up stories. Love your thoughts x