“Everybody is a genius. But, if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it’ll spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
– Albert Einstein
“The truth about stories is that that’s all we are. The Nigerian storyteller Ben Okri says that ‘In a fractured age, when cynicism is god, here is a possible heresy: we live by stories, we also live in them. One way or another we are living the stories planted in us early or along the way, or we are also living the stories we planted – knowingly or unknowingly – in ourselves. We live stories that either give our lives meaning or negate it with meaninglessness. If we change the stories we live by, quite possibly we change our lives.'”
-Thomas King, The Truth About Stories
(Also included in article by Sean Devlin)
So there is No Reality- only the things we create. Assigning meaning to things generates our reality. What is your approach? How does it feel? Through original thought, we can write our own stories & enact them in the theater of the world-stage.
2 thoughts on “Truth About Stories”
Hi Casey! Great message here! I'm a good friend of your mom's and I shared with her my e-book, \”Sacred Metaphors: Embracing the Myth\” which talks about the concepts in your post. It would honor me if you accepted a copy of my e-book as my gift to you. All I'd need is your email address so I could send it to you. Again, great posts & lovely pictures! Cathy Flinn
Yes. Reality is our choice. Truth is not found, but created.