THE ADVENTURE OF STORYMAKING
I regularly find myself talking to people about the difference between story-telling and story-making. Here is my take. The former is an inherently human activity that helps us derive meaning of the world and our place in it. The latter is how we actually transform our inner and outer circumstances. Story-making is where the rubber hits the road and we are asked to walk our talk, in order to manifest new possibilities and opportunities. This only happens we commit and say ‘yes’ to new life experiences.
Most ‘new’ things, by their very nature, take us out of our existing narrative comfort zones and into unknown territory. The fact that we have never ‘been there’ before activates inner resources and strengths that may have previously been hidden. Unless we dare to push our boundaries, we may never know what we are capable of.
Lived experience (or as I prefer to call it, ‘adventure’) is the vessel within which we alchemize the base lead of our old stories into the gold of our potential future.
- When was the last time that you embarked on an adventure into the unknown?
- When was the last time that you did something completely different and out of character?
- What places / quests did you imagine going to as a child ? Have you forgotten them and the clues they hold to your true story?
It’s too easy to forget that our lives are here to be lived as a daily adventure into the unknown of the world. We too quickly fall into habits and traps of limitation, all driven by the perceived restrictions in our lives. Simply realizing that you have been living in a rut can be enough to open the door to new possibilities that were previously hidden by assumptions of lack. Saying ‘yes’ to new experiences, gives our imagination permission to break through old narrative barriers and create new perspectives and outcomes.
It is through experience that we are forever changed.
We are hosting a number of story-making journeys in 2018. Each one has been developed to have its own specific mythic flavour and challenge.
Are you feeling the call to adventure?
Come play with us.
Our 2018 Quests & Adventures