The Power of Story
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 Story.
Story is a tool 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. In Jung’s model of the psyche, he explains there is the conscious mind (ego), the unconscious mind (soul), and the collective unconscious (humanity’s shared soul).
All of humanity’s identities, also known as archetypes, reside within the collective unconscious.
This is why story is so powerful. It is birthed from the collective unconscious that is imprinted in all of us, making it instantly and intuitively recognizable.
And when we begin to gain this much needed 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.