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Being aware of the stories we tell to ourselves

An old monk traveled from afar seeking advice from the Abbess. He explained that all his life he had used stories to tell himself and others who he was. He lived in some stories for decades. When eventually a story proved hollow and meaningless he wound find another belief, another religion, another role.

“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.” — Thich Nhat Hanh

There is another way of being: where we don’t cling to the stories but can drop them, being ready to change your opinion, to have the power to accept things as they are, whether agreeable or disagreeable.

We are the stories we tell to ourselves.

We are the stories we tell to ourselves.