We all have these stories we tell ourselves, stories that do not serve us.
I was reading an issue of Mantra Magazine and came across a call out in an article that said, “Ignore the story, see the soul‘ and it really resonated with me. I decided to create a journal spread around it, because my gaze is usually cast on things the stories I tell myself bring into focus, rather than the sings that are true who I am on a soul level.
I realized that I find myself more often than not replaying the negative stories I have crafter for myself over and over in my mind, while not looking at who I am at my core. This quote reminded me it should be the opposite. In the spread I have the stories in the lady’s line of vision, and the soul parts of me around her, outside the vision.
I will be focusing quite a few blog posts on the topic of the stores we tell our selves, and this is the first. It is something I need to work on while living my life.
Some of the stories I tell myself are:
- I am unlovable
- I am not strong enough
- I cannot take care of myself
- I am different (this part is true), and that different is bad
- I do not belong
At my core, I am the following:
As you can see, one list is much more positive than the other. So why do I put so much energy into the negative and so little into the person I am today?
The first step is to recognize when I am doing this so I can start to train my thoughts to go towards my soul and away from the stores. That is what I am working on now, and will share my journey through this obstacle with you as I move towards focusing on the good rather than the fabricated bad.
What are some stories you find you are telling yourself that do not serve you?
Earlier this fall I made an intention with myself – to take life as it comes at me with grace, gratitude and love. The first step is to start looking at my thoughts in a better light, and realizing when they are stories that come from deep rooted beliefs I established in childhood.
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