You Are Not Alone
If I could sum up everything I’ve learned from over four years of blogging, it would boil down to one thing – you are not alone.
So many of us are tormented by the insane idea that we’re separate, disconnected beings suffering all by our little lonesome selves. I say this from experience. That’s exactly how I felt when I started blogging, as if I was the only one in the whole wide world who had lost her mojo and longed to get it back. Then I started telling my story – and VOILA! Millions of people showed to tell me they had lost their mojo too – or even more inspiring, that they had once lost theirs and since gotten it back.
How had they gotten their mojo back? By telling their story.
The Power of Storytelling
When we tell our stories and others bear witness, the notion that we are disconnected beings suffering alone dissolves under the weight of evidence that this whole concept is merely an illusion and that millions of others are suffering just like us. They say misery loves company, and it’s true! The minute you discover that someone else is suffering just like you – or even better, that they’re celebrating their wholeness just like you – that sense of disconnection eases and you start to glimpse the truth – that we are beings of vibrating energy, connected on the energy internet through processes like quantum entanglement, with overlapping consciousness that connects us to a divine Source and to the Inner Pilot Light of every being on this planet (and perhaps others.)
The Power of Vulnerability
In order to benefit fully from the healing medicine of telling your story, you must resist holding anything back. You must strip off your masks, be unapologetically YOU, ditch worrying about what “everybody” is going to think, and let your glorious freak flag fly. Otherwise, your story becomes a watered down, milk toast version of who you are.
As Brené Brown teaches in her TEDx talk The Power Of Vulnerability, the gateway to intimacy is via being vulnerable about your imperfections. If you try to sugar coat your story, you miss out on the sense of connection with another human being that you can only attain when you’re letting someone see your warts and your big ugly tail. Every time you expose those imperfections – and someone loves you in spite of – even because of – those imperfections, you gain trust (or as Brené calls it, you “put marbles in the jar.”). Over time, the intimacy you feel with other people depends on how many marbles are in your jar.
You Ready To Tell Your Story?
We all have within us a story to tell, a song yet unsung. Is it time for you to tell your story? Click here to get started.
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