What’s your Story?
My dad taught me that ‘everything is material” when I was a girl. It was a way of looking at life — that no matter how sad or amazing, no matter how joyous or conflict-filled, it’s all material for writing one’s story. And everyone — everyone — has a story to tell.
It starts with Once Upon a Time — for that time of beginning a trajectory in one’s life is indeed once upon a time, long ago, the reasons for which often lost to the dust of the day, and in the imperfect, undefined past tense, which could have been yesterday, yester-moment, or yester-millenia.
Our Stories are timeless.
It ends with ‘And then s/he realized…’ as the Hero (you) meet up with the epiphany of Life, as light-filled, joyous — temporary— time literally spent. Even Shakespeare wrote “his time is spent” of a character who met his death while in battle. The futility of ‘living in battle’ pointed to with such verbal grace: time spent.
Our Stories are useless without the epiphany that time is a treasure that is spent.
The shelf-life expiry date is what makes life-time so dear; we know it’s not timeless.
Just our Story — the meaning we make of each moment and the amount we give and share with others — is timeless.
So, what’s your Story?
Tell it like you know it, for you do.
Tell it like you know it is exactly right, for it is.
Tell it like you know you are the Hero for the moments in it, for you are.
Tell it as if it’s great, and the ending sweet, for it is.
And when you do, know that you are creating your Life, On Task and On Purpose, telling the Story of your Making Good with your time here.
That’s all there is to it!
When you’ve finished telling your Story, take time to listen to someone else’s — especially someone who looks like no one has ever listened to, much less seen, them before — for then you are serving as Witness to the epiphany of another Soul’s heroic journey here in limited Earth-time.
Try doing it now and see what material you are given to Shine with.
Blessings on your Day!