Old Stories and New Stories

Today I realized that I’m being prompted to go beyond my comfort zone. I’m faced with a situation that asks me to either jump into the fire or run and hide in my clam shell.

Guess which one I would prefer?

Clam shell, 100%.

Guess which one I’m going to do?

Yep. I’m gonna burn. Jumping into the fire and see what’s left after the flames die down.

There are two ways to go through this life: willingly, or unwillingly. You can either accept what is offered, and create joy from the fodder, or you can resist and spend alot of time crying. I’ve tried that one and don’t really recommend it. Total acceptance means allowing events to unfold before your eyes without trying to manipulate them to fit into your plan. It means managing the fear and doubt that come with integrating new ways of being. It also sometimes means radical shifts in awareness and deep rooted bliss.

Next time you are faced with a challenge, see if you can drop your old story long enough to entertain the possibility of a new ending to your story.

Published by Kim Roberts

Hi, I'm Kim Roberts. I'm a Contemplative Psychotherapist, teacher and author who shares creative practices that will transform your life. I'm also an artist. I share practical skills to train the mind, manage emotions and maintain mental health.

3 thoughts on “Old Stories and New Stories

  1. I’m facing a similar crossroads in my life. Thanks Kim for the great reminder to be with what is now and not drag the past into today.

  2. I love this! I think I need a new ending to my story. And that can only come with a new beginning where I face my challenges rather than run away from them… Thank you for this.

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