Being open to new stories

The stories that frame our expectations of ourselves are probably laid down in childhood.

And then set in concrete by our experience of life.

But are they real?

What if they are other people’s projections that meet their need for status or control?

Turning them off can be so liberating.

Do what you can
with what you have.
Nothing more is needed.

+ Rick Rubin, The Creative Act: A Way of Being, Cannongate, 2023

Because I’m in no doubt that the new growth in the valley is simply doing what it can.

It can do no other, and it’s glorious.

Pause. See differently. Re-story 🌿