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The Importance of Telling Our Stories

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Written by Ruth Luban

August 6, 2021

The telling of our stories releases us from our attachment to them, puts them in context and gives those stories a life of their own. In the telling, our stories enliven memories; storytellers reconnect with the original energy they experienced when living those events, and we who listen to the retelling are likewise enlivened.

Your life story is the most interesting thing about you! It’s your primary asset, unique to you and likely a treasure to those who come after you. Story connects the past and the future.

For those who listen to your story, the brain shifts into deep empathy. Meaning and intuition spring to life as our human curiosity is engaged, and we identify with the universality of themes shared. We’ve all come through families, we’ve all been educated in various ways, we’ve all had relationships that were challenging or enthralling, and we’ve all thrilled to stories from our ancestors or our spiritual traditions that invisibly bind us to one another.

At Live On, we help you tell your stories through dialogue. People who fear they can’t remember much are able to unleash tales they forgot they knew…because they were deeply and non-judgmentally heard. We love story! Please tell us yours.

“We are all storytellers. We all live in a network of stories. There isn’t a stronger connection between people than storytelling.” – Jimmy Neil Smith, International Storytelling Center

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