This is a quote I return to time and time again. I love that is is so simple, but I think some may dismiss it as being simplistic. If you dig in and think about it, there is nothing simplistic about it. Owning your story is hard and time-consuming but so worth the effort.
When you own your story it can’t own you.
Any Game Of Thrones readers or watchers here? Do you remember when Tyrion Lannister said:
‘Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.’
Ok..so that’s a little dark for what I’m going for…but the idea is there. If we take our story…which for most of us will include some pain, suffering, loss, disappointment, and maybe even some shame and we find a way to use those things as a strength…we win.
Using our story for the betterment of ourselves and others is something only we can do. Everyone’s story is different. Two people who have struggled with the same issue will have very different stories. Your story…your perspective. We may be able to relate or understand, but you and you alone know how it feels for YOU. Sharing that to help someone else or to motivate yourself is something only YOU can do.
It can feel scary and even daunting. And yes…it takes major bravery. But in the end, you will have walked through fire and come out the other side stronger and much more compassionate to others. The end result justifies the pain. The hard work will pay off. The peace of mind of finally being free will..in time… heal you.
Own your story and then sit back and feel the pride and power that comes along with it.
Thanks for reading~
Contribution to Forgiving Fridays!