Storytelling does not have an age. It has been used for generations, upon generations for teaching, telling of history, passing on knowledge, being an influence (good or bad) and for simple entertainment. We all love a good story.
History has shown that telling a story can manipulate and influence people to take action or to be passive in times when the opposite should have happened. Think of the use of storytelling as propaganda in times of war, or times of devastation of a civilization or group of people.
Then think of the stories of those that have been an influence of peace, joy, self-love and self-development. Most top paid trainers and international stage motivational speakers do nothing more than tell a story. Telling us the stories of greatness we each have within us, in such a way that we want to believe that we to have that greatness to be something more than we are today, within us.
Today’s social media is being used to tell us stories; how we should live, talk, dress, the type of car we drive, house decor, treat people, etc. Social media mega personalities have made millions telling stories. What we post on our social media tells other “our story”, but what of the story we tell ourselves. What are the words we us to tell ourselves our value, our worth, our strength and power to be more?
The 1st Agreement in The 5 Agreements, (Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz) is BE IMPECCABLE WITH YOUR WORD.
“Speak with integrity and say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. “
Ted talks videos are filled with people telling their story of Rags to Riches, Overcoming Extreme Hardship and even Oppression, Triumph Over Disease and Handicaps, etc. We all love to tell or hear a great story.
If we all agree that words have enough power to motivate, inspire or destroy, what are the words you use to tell Your Story? Are you using your words to motivate, inspire, heal, create love for you? Are you being impeccable with the words you use on you?
” Everyone has a story. Put another way, everyone’s life is a story.” – Dan B. Allender-
A great disciple of good words and encouragement to be more than we are at the present said this,
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. (Ephesians 4:29) – Christs disciple Paul-
“Be mindful when it comes to your words. A string of some that don’t mean much to you, may stick with someone else for a lifetime.” -Rachel Wolchin –
“The tongue has no bones, but is strong enough to break a heart. So be careful with your words. Your words have power. Speak words that are kind, loving, positive, uplifting, encouraging, and life-giving .” -Unknown –
“If we understood the power of our thoughts, we would guard them more closely. If we understood the awesome power of our words, we would prefer silence to almost anything negative. In our thoughts and words, we create our own weaknesses and our own strengths. Our limitations and joys begin in our hearts. We can always replace negative with positive.” -Betty Eadie –