There is a risk here of supposing that because we know our lives to have the character of a narrative, we also know what that narrative is. If I were to know the full story of my life I would then have translated it back into explanation.*
we fall in love with what we already have […] we focus on what we may lose rather than what we may gain**
The future cannot be measured by what we already know – that would be to try and reverse time.
The future will weigh the present and the past.
We have, then, to try and be open.
Our lives are stories we tell ourselves.
They can be theatrical: scripted and “ready to shoot” – they can also be lost, so be careful.
Other stories are dramatic: unscripted and to be explored – they cannot be lost because we cannot lost what we do not yet have.
The former trap us in our ego – the false self – usually less than we can be.
The latter lead us into eco – our true Self with others and the world.