It’s potent and personal prose. Tales of tribulation, trial and triumph.
Story composes and captivates us ― engages and incites us.
Our stories help us communicate more effectively ― adding color, authenticity and heart to our transactions and texture to our lives.
But, what is your story is?
Are you telling . . . or showing?
Is it a report or an experience? Detached or intimate?
Intellectual or visceral?
It’s all in your mind.
The brain is a complex and intricate operating system that calculates, synthesizes and mystifies. Though we may believe we are making logical, data-based decisions, neuroscientists are recognizing that emotions are truly the catalysts. In fact, they drive most of our behavior.
Emotions bypass the maze of embedded neural patterns to generate the feelings that guide our actions, choices and behaviors. In a sense, emotions are the biological lubricant for all our decisions.
Logic is the final step in the process ― delivering the conscious rationalization needed to justify an unconscious impulse. That’s where mindfulness can play a key role.
Researchers confirm that more than 90% of our behavior is generated outside of consciousness. So, that means we act based on feelings of trust, confidence and connection ― while we actively seek the data necessary to support those feelings.
The challenge is to recognize this and leverage it ― with the power and purpose of story.
As your plot thickens, join me to learn more . . .