“We organize our circumstances into stories,
stories we pick up along the way and carry with us.
Stories that declare, I’m lacking.
Why me? stories.
I’m alone, stories.
What will I amount to? stories.
Stories about who we should be.
Or think we are.
They are interior maps whose familiar roads we travel. Over and over. Yet when we apprehend these maps, these stories, these patterns … we awaken and rise, as it were, to a new perspective, to new possibilities.”
~ Jean Pierre-Weill, in “The Well of Being”
stories and narratives as learning tools
What if we used what we know about telling better stories
to help make better sense of the world?