Monday, 15 October 2012

Buddha Speaks - You create the Story

When we are fully present and able to pay attention in a sustained way to our experience we can begin to see directly, uncolored by our ideas and concepts. Placing our trust more in loving attention and less in analyzing the story can allow space for a new way of holding the question.

- Narayan Liebenson Grady, "Questioning the Question"

The funny thing about life is that we are repeating what has happened before.  Yes, it is different from other stories because it carries our uniqueness.  The story, though, has been told many, many times before.  This has allowed the story tellers to create models of stories that are timeless and that are recognized, regardless of the culture the listener is in.

What makes a good story?  A good person and a bad person, someone wronged, and someone bent on revenge, some money, and a lesson learned.  These things happen to us every day.  Perhaps not all together, but, they happen over time such as a week or a month. 

Perhaps it is time to let the stories go.



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