“There's always a story. It's all stories, really. The sun coming up every day is a story. Everything's got a story in it. Change the story, change the world.”
― Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky
What story are you living?
One you were told?
Of course, we're all a unique expression of the Universe (1580s, "the whole world, cosmos, the totality of existing things," from Old French univers (12c.), from Latin universum "all things, everybody, all people, the whole world,") despite the fact that we think we live separate and apart from it.
It must be that we see things from a dualistic perspective, or at least never question things, because, otherwise (apart from anything else), we wouldn't treat the earth, and (sometimes) other people are as a thing or object to be purloined to our needs and wants.
What am I really pointing to?
As I've opined before, we think we're in charge of our lives.
We think we can direct it in any way we like; if that were not the case why do we buy into the narrative (amongst many) that we can become anything we like in this world if only we applied ourselves in the right way — "Think positive!".
But you can't.
You're not in charge, literally.( Collapse )