The Power of Storytelling
How do you make sense of the world around you and your place in it? What challenges you to see things from a new point of view? What helps you relate to others on a deeper, more personal level?
The answer is stories.
Stories are tools for processing and experiencing challenging or unfamiliar situations so we can learn how to handle them in our own lives.
They spring from what psychologist Carl Jung dubbed the collective unconscious. The collective unconscious is humanity’s shared soul. All our identities, values, hopes, fears, and desires arise from there.
This is why stories are so powerful. They are birthed from the collective unconscious that is imprinted in all of us, making them instantly and intuitively recognizable.
When we experience stories, we gain much needed insight, empathy, and perspective. And when we begin to shift our perspective, our black and white way of seeing the world begins to fade as we open up to the beauty and possibilities of ourselves and the world around us.