Our Narratives Lead Us Away from Truth
I beg your indulgence to share a morning revelation…
Our narratives lead us away from truth.
I was presented this morning with various challenging story lines through a rapid series of received phone calls and emails.
Disappointing circumstances. Surprising circumstances. Overwhelming circumstances. Threatening circumstances.
I gave each one its own narrative. One narrative led down the path of anger / fear. Another down the path of resentment. Another down the path of lack. One more down the path of blame.
The further I rode each narrative, the further away I got from truth.
Sitting in my meditation, my mind was swimming in justification, blame, control, fixing, fighting.
My mind was swimming in mind.
What if I stopped? What if I stopped the narrative? What if I stopped manipulating for outcome with my stories?
What if I asked, what is true? Not about the situation, but what is eternally true?
What if I returned to the knowing that life is not about applying self generated narratives to fix and control each life condition? (more…)