Phillip Moffitt leads a mediation to explore about our lives’ story. 1st is to acknowledge the absolute necessity of the narrative. Letting go is another.
The stories that we repeatedly tell ourselves about our lives, others, and the world can be very limiting and inaccurate. Identifying and then letting go of our stories can often be quite liberating. It can also open us to new directions and possibilities in our lives.
Check out this Free Worksheet about Letting Go of Your Story
Examine the stories you currently believe about yourself, others, or the world. Question their validity, and practice letting go of them.
Changing or letting go of one’s story is commonly practiced in psychotherapy and some meditative and religious traditions. The method presented here was adapted from a practice created by James Baraz in his book Awakening Joy.
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Sean Fargo is the Founder of Mindfulness Exercises, a former Buddhist monk of 2 years, a trainer for the mindfulness program born at Google, an Integral Coach from New Ventures West, and an international mindfulness teacher trainer. He can be reached at [email protected]