Story medicine for the madness
What stories are you telling?
with Ashley Ramsden
A pilgrim met Pestilence on the road to Samarkand
“I’m going to take a thousand lives“
Tens of thousands died . Months later the pilgrim met Pestilence again.
“You said you were going to take a thousand, you lied“
“I kept my word,I only took that number, Fear took the rest.”
For a long time people have been asking, “What is the new story that will unite us?”
Perhaps this crisis is the story that has done just that
We have always been the stories we tell ourselves but at this moment, with so many voices around us, it is easy to forget our own story and to live someone else’s. What stories are you telling yourself at this time? Are they ones that are building your health, community and connectedness or further sickness and separation? What has happened to your voice?
These five days will be filled with powerful practices and stories to remind you of who you are and your own inviolable, sacred strength They will be filled with play, lost laughter and the gutting lessons of grief. This is not a time to be compliant or to lose our voices but to look each other in the eye and to remember what is important.
Nations and peoples are largely the stories they feed themselves. If they tell themselves stories that are lies, they will suffer the future consequences of those lies. If they tell themselves stories that face their own truths, they will free their histories for future flowerings. BEN OKRI
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