I hope you enjoyed my manifesto, "Your Heroic Life," that I sent you the other day. If you haven't yet read it, click here to download it directly from my website.
You've probably read a story that was both entertaining and insightful. Maybe it was the classic Christian story, "Footsteps," perhaps Aesop's fable "The Tortoise and the Hare," or my childhood favorite, "The Little Engine that Could." When you discover stories that connect with you personally, you hold them and their lessons in your heart for your entire lives.
For centuries, sages have told short stories to enlighten and inspire others. Just counting the stories that Jesus and the Buddhas have told might take a lifetime. In fact, it would probably take several lifetimes to fully integrate the wisdom within those stories. And the reason people continue to tell, and love, short stories is because stories are the most effective way to communicate incredibly powerful ideas.
Plato understood this in 388 BC when he asked the City Fathers to ban storytellers, and today's spiritual leaders like Dan Millman, Eckhart Tolle, and Paulo Coelho, also understand this power and continue the storytelling tradition.
Stories are powerful because they are the way you naturally think.
Whether you're consciously aware of this or not, you intuitively think in narrative structures. This could be talking about your day, connecting with a friend, or reflecting on your experiences.
During a study of the language patterns of a particular two year old known as "Emily," it was discovered that before going to bed, the little girl's seemingly irrelevant babbling revealed a powerful secret:
Even before she could construct full sentences, her language patterns showed that she was babbling about what she had done that day and was even planning what she was going to do the following day!
Now take a moment to imagine that in your own life – Like that two year old, you intuitively understood your daily experiences as stories before you knew all the words to communicate them to others.
As you can see, stories imprint themselves into our brains naturally from your earliest years. Stories are how you understand best, so when you understand the nature of how stories are created, adopted, and shared, then you open up new possibilities for transforming your life.
When you take the next step of writing stories, then you directly access the deepest parts of your psyche and soul. You can reach inside and pull out the subconscious imprints that are most valuable to your personal development, and then put them on paper for your conscious mind to see and work with. This process of bringing your subconscious into the conscious can result in rapid and significant personal transformation.
But the truth is…
Few people recognize the utmost importance and value of understanding their stories, so they remain stuck in outdated, limiting, disabling life stories. They don't realize that the tools and opportunities are available for them to literally become the heros of their life stories.
Even more unfortunately, is that most people never try writing stories because they don't think they're good enough. Sometimes it's because they think they are "not creative," or won't do it right. Many people have a fear of rejection that underlies much of what they do in life (including understanding and writing stories).
It's a classic paradox because without trying they'll never feel good enough. Having fears about writing is normal for most people, and it is rare to come across a person without them.
In my Conscious Chronicling program, I share how I went from feeling like the most un-creative NON-writer to creating stories that engage, inspire, and connect with people. I also share the one surprisingly simple insight that enables you to overcome all fears of writing instantly.
(Yes, it actually can work instantly… and it most frequently does).
Another common reason why people never write stories is because they say they're "not interested" or because it "isn't for me." I know that all too well because I never intended to be a writer. I had absolutely no interest in understanding stories, and especially not writing them!
What I discovered over time is that there were stories within me that wanted to be told.
I had experiences that my heart wanted to share with the world, and because I wasn't "interested" and because I thought I was a "bad writer," I dismissed those heart's wishes. In fact, it wasn't until I came into direct contact with another "accidental story writer" that I even became aware that my heart had stories it wanted to share. This wasn't a path I consciously chose.
Even so, without any prior knowledge of story structure or writing I stumbled through this process of accessing deep wells of hidden creativity and learning how to bring my heart's wishes into words on paper.
I fumbled with my own writing…
I battled with my doubts and fears…
I resisted the dreams that were being dreamt through me…
Until I finally accepted that there was a storyteller inside me who I never knew. It also took me several months of writing stories before I realized how much this process of writing stories was transforming me into the very person I wanted to be. The hidden blessings continued to compound and enable me to become the person who shares his experiences and insights with you today.
Yes… if it weren't for discovering this process of unlocking my creativity and writing stories, I would not be writing this email to you today.
What I ultimately discovered is that writing stories is an expression of our holistic selves connecting both with our selves and sometimes others. It allows those of us who have never considered ourselves to be "writers" (or even creative at all!) to find great enjoyment and meaning through writing. Writing stories enables us to quite literally re-write the stories of our lives in a way that is both intuitive to the way we think (which is why it's so effective).
If you ever have thought you are "not creative…"
Or that you're "not a writer…"
I would be honored to walk you through my proven, step-by-step (literally), SIMPLE approach to unlocking your creativity and communicating more effectively through writing.
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And like every program I produce…
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