Stories & Maps
September 10, 2023 to October 1, 2023
We all tell stories. We tell stories about ourselves and about others. We tell stories about the way that the world is and the way that it could be; and—probably more than we'd like to admit—those stories make up our reality. In this series, I talk about the stories that we tell, the stories that other people tell for us, and how we might start telling a better story.
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Stories & Maps part 1
Humans are storytelling creatures, and many of the stories that we tell are maps that tell us how to get from the world-as-it-is to the world-as-it-should be. Some of the biggest stories that do that are so big that we call them 'religions', and when we choose a religion, or when we have a religion chosen for us, whether that religion is Christianity or capitalism or whatever, we are choosing a vision for what the world is and what the world could be.
Stories & Maps part 3
We come into stories that are already being told; we enter into journeys that are already well underway. Those stories have good parts and bad parts, heroes and villains, and more. While we have to acknowledge all of our history, it is up to us which parts of our histories we adopt into the next stage of our journey.