What stories have you constructed about yourself and your relationship to the world? Who are you? How do you describe yourself to yourself?

One person says, “My mother didn’t love me enough, so I cannot feel satisfied.” Another proudly describes himself as “a perfectionist. I never settle for second best.”

Get a piece of paper, write yours down. Make a list. Dig deep.

Then get a second piece of paper.

If you could make up any descriptions of yourself, what would they be? Be creative. Be fanciful. Be expansive. Write them down.

We can get so attached to our stories that we get stuck, cease to expand, and lose our sense of curiosity and awe.

Compare your two lists. The choice is yours.