Where are you in your storytelling? Are you a book that’s been read from cover to cover multiple times because you’ve captivated your audience with fantastical details and real-life grit? Or is your story buried in the back of the cabinet, just waiting for someone to rescue it from the darkness?
Like a great page-turner — your story is not for you — it’s for your listener/reader. They need to hear your story because it will remind them of all their own frailties in life, their own humanness easier to bear. It will give them courage, hope and inspiration, especially when they are mired in the darkness.
I know the power of stories. I’ve witnessed them. I’ve written them. I’ve recorded them for others. I’ve read them and absorbed them for my own soul’s nourishment.
Every single time I come across a great story — and they come in all shapes & sizes — it leaves an imprint on my soul. My spirit is lifted. The energy the story carries infuses with my own.
Storytelling matters. Your story matters. Rescue it from the dark and let your light shine.