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Attachments Are Not Set in Stone

On Jun 23, 2017 Kristin Pedemonti wrote:

 This resonates so much: 1. I am on the morn of embarking on sharing We Become the Stories We Tell both in the US and Canada: the idea is we become the stories we tell ourselves, we create our own narrative. And as you say this narrative (or attachment) is not set in stone. We can change the narrative at any time in many ways. We can change our own role in the story we've created. We can choose to begin a new chapter, make a new choice or decision. We can become aware of the roles we put ourselves and others in and change those too (or at least our attachment or view of them.) :)  I have gone through the process of changing my own life story several times. First time back when I was 13. I had been bullied terribly at school, back then, teachers didn't help you, guidance counselors told us it was "our fault." But summer of turning 13, I decided I wanted a new role, not the one being bullied anymore so I auditioned for a play and it turned out I was quite good at it. Theatre gave me confidence and it changed the way I carried myself. The bullying didn't stop completely, but my reaction did. I brushed it off, laughed more easily at it and walked away. It worked. Fast forward to today. I still have negative self talk in my head: I now have a tattoo on my right wrist which says "enough" it is to reframe the story of "Not enough" Every time I glance at my wrist I am reminded, I am enough just as I am. And you are too. Thank you for the perfect post as I head out on my adventure. 

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