The Importance of Storyteller Mind
It is not helpful (at least for psychotherapeutic purposes) to simply dismiss ideas, thoughts, and stories in the mind because they are fundamentally “empty” of substance. Self-reflection about the content of our narratives helps us to achieve deeper contact with what is true for us personally and anchor our experience, thoughts, and beliefs in our own wisdom.
Narratives encode subjective experience and create meaning in the psyche. They reveal the way we see ourselves and others. They make sense of what has happened to us in the past and create a blueprint in the mind for what we can expect in the future. In this way, they create the structure we live by.
Our brains are wired to understand and retain stories.
We are made of stories!
For more on this subject, see INQUIRING DEEPLY: