‘”What was most useful for you about this experience?” Answering that question extracts what was useful, shares the wisdom and embeds the learning.’*
“All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.”**
When we take time to reflect, we can pick out the things that we don’t want to pursue, but maybe valuable to others.
Other things intrigue us, but knowing so little about them, we set out to learn more.
Some things fall into our category of “not welcome here anymore,” and we take steps to rid our lives of them.
And then there are the things which we identify as being what our lives must be about – these are the things to pursue.
We’re learning how to tell the stories rather than allowing the stories to tell us.
(*From Michael Bungay Stanier’s The Coaching Habit.)
(**Karen Blixen, quoted in Stephen Grosz’s The Examined Life.)