Storytelling as behavioral change
"The self is not found but made, because meaning is made." From https://unherd.com/2023/01/how-we-created-a-self-hating-generation/?tl_inbound=1&tl_groups=18743&tl_period_type=3&mc_cid=c248dbdc7b&mc_eid=9eb891c731
The reality in the end is that you are made. Life is not about finding yourself, it is about creating yourself. Stories are but one tool.
This is one of my favorite neuroscience podcasts on the science of the 'self' - https://open.spotify.com/episode/7vf5gDCOAGiBUKCxaekyK7?si=19e6d3262b64442c. Jud Brewer is also well trained in buddhism so it's fluid perspective that stretched a lot of my thinking.
"Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right."
I loved this article. It gets to the heart of the matter, namely, that the story we tell ourselves about who we are and what we're capable of, largely determines what we'll actually do. So tell a good story!
The Buddha figured this out a few thousand years ago...a footnote would be nice.
Hey Erik, in an interesting synchronicity I wrote about "Who I am" yesterday, take a look, we were thinking about the same topic and wrote the same day about it https://loic.substack.com/p/who-am-i-save-the-date-paua-paris