This blog is called “Beyond the Story.” Beyond what story? Well, everything is story. The narratives and myths of history, and our many belief systems, are indicative of the ways which human beings communicate within themselves and with others.
Symbols and stories are told and experienced in varying degrees of “real.” The stories we tell when we introduce ourselves to someone new, the stories we tell our loved ones to comfort or to stir them to action, and the stories we tell ourselves about what is safe, what is possible, what we believe in…are all narratives conjured up by the mind based on our beliefs, and based once again on the symbols we’ve interpreted and experienced. As my teacher might say, the five senses and the mind create the story of an experience. But what lies beyond the story? What exists when there is no story left? When the sensory experiences no longer grab a hold of us?
There is more love out there than anyone can imagine. More love than I would have even dared to dream was possible. It’s there. It IS. And we’re it.