being human

means living a story.

in many ways,

we are the thoughts we choose to think,

and we are the story we choose to tell.

in this way,

being a living story

is a double-edged sword.

if I listen to the story of


I live a life of victimhood.

if I listen to the story of


I live a life of adventure.

taking responsibility

as being the author of your life,

involves a deep


of all the stories we hold

that keep us stuck

in the ways of being

we no longer wish to embody.

doing this

requires we look

into all the places

we do not wish to look,

read the pages of our soul

that are painful to read,

in order to flip the narrative

and tell the story we want to live.