What is the story
I am telling in my head?
Oh, the power of the inner monologue. The narratives we spin in our heads directly inform the nature of the life we experience. These narratives can strengthen relationships or destroy them. They can motivate us or paralyze us. If we can become students of our own personal stories, then we can begin to rewrite the false ones and bravely pursue the true ones. At any given moment we can ask ourselves:
Am I the hero of my story or the victim? Is it a tale of self-pity or perseverance? Of victimization or accountability? Of “no fair” or “no longer”?
We are reminded of something someone posted on our last PONDER BOARD of last year: 2018 taught me 99.9% of the time the story my anxiety and panic tells me IS WRONG. There is such wisdom in this statement. Is your anxiety trying to author a false narrative in your life right now? What is that narrative? And how can you begin to re-write it?