What’s your story?
"I now see that owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do."
"The realest thing in our lives is the stories we invent. We live with these stories, we remind ourselves of them, we perfect them. And, happily, if you don't like the story you're telling yourself, you can change it."
"Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
"All we ask is to be allowed to remain the writers of our own story. That story is ever changing...Our concerns and desires may shift. But whatever happens, we want to retain the freedom to shape our lives in ways consistent with our character and loyalties."
"Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours."
“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.”
"he resolved that he would try always to be kind. It was the best he could do. It was all that he could do."
"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand."
"Storytelling opens the door for individuals to connect with your brand. People want to merge their identity with something larger – to enter the world the story lives in, sharing and being defined by the story. And you must provide that."
"When people die, they cannot be replaced. They leave holes that cannot be filled, for it is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death."
"It is a constant idea of mine; that behind the cotton wool is hidden a pattern; that we - I mean all human beings - are connected with this; that the whole world is a work of art; that we are parts of the work of art."
“In times of transition, telling a compelling story inspires belief in our motives, character and capacity to reach the goals we’ve set.”
"We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy."
"What's your story? It's all in the telling. Stories are compasses and architecture; we navigate by them, we build our sanctuaries and our prisons out of them, and to be without a story is to be lost in the vastness of a world that spreads in all directions like arctic tundra or sea ice."