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In other words, we are pondering who we are and what we share with each other.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.Confucius
Ultimately, as time passes these names, stories and truths are:
- Stated as Fact
As we meet people and experience them, we find and experience ourselves as well. These experiences are often filled with feelings and thoughts which encourage us to remember and retell our own and our shared stories to each other and to others. And with the others, we create (new) strories and shared experiences through the telling and hearing the others names, stories, and truths.
On the one hand, we express our attractions and attachment through our: anecdotes, narratives, and tales. On the other hand, our statements, descriptions and reports help us to identify and establish ourselves in the world and in our relationships.
History is a cyclic poem written by time upon the memories of man.Percy Bysshe Shelley
In due course, our memories, truths, stories, and names come together to forge our understanding of ourselves and others including our her/history. In Fact, our her/history is a collection of his/her-stories including:
- Personal his/her-story
- Family her/history
- Academic his/her-story
- Work her/history
- Friendship his/her-story
- Relationship her/history
- Local his/her-story
- National her/history
- Cultural his/her-storyy
- Social her/history
- Human his/her-story
Bearing this in mind, we can better initiate and develop relationships with those around us and people we meet throughout our lives. Giving space to our individual, shared, and divergent histories can be a boon to our communication and connections to allow greater trust, understandnig and intmacy.
Another advantage to this way of honoring ourselves and others is that we are able to approach each other with trust and faith. In other words we can meet in a state of belief and truth accepting ourselves and the others statements as part of us. We can, of course, further explore and examine our beliefs, memories and histories as an enriching and intimate experience rather than a competition to achieve or prove something that may or may not support us in relationship.
The past is malleable and flexible, changing as our recollection interprets and re-explains what has happened.Peter L. Berger
This is Sean. Share a bit of your history with yourself (and with those who are important to you) this week and see what happens.
(Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more concrete suggestions.)
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