How to let go of the fiction and stand in your truth.
By Arielle Giordano
Within every person lies their own life story, with their own unique interpretation of past and present events. Over time, we add meaning to these events and create our own stories. Eventually our interpretations become perceptions that prescribe our outlook on life. But sometimes we can misinterpret certain events or situations and become the captive of our own misguided perceptions, as our real identities remain trapped inside us.
The stories we tell ourselves can be like our personal bodyguards, which protect us from being authentic and real. When we put up a barrier, such as blocking ourselves from being able to connect with others in love, we cannot express our true self and find deep meaning in life.
Authenticity is being vulnerable at any price. When you lack inner transparency, you are disconnected from your deeper levels of being and your true objectives and passions. When you allow your inner self to surface and express, you are being genuine. Stories insulate you like a soft cushion, preventing real communication and meaningful interaction with others. When you are free from your own subjective stories, you can stand in your own truth in today’s polarized world. You live without attachment to likes and dislikes—good and bad—and accept pain as a part of life.
Your deeper levels are available if you stop comparing, justifying and suppressing. If you cannot move past these mental exercises, the lens that you are seeing through is filtered by stories that prevent you from objectively seeing and experiencing reality. You will carry forward personal narratives created by past assumptions, pressure, difficulties and—especially—pain. In this case, your life is an illusion hiding behind the curtain of a narrative that does not serve your personal growth.
It’s time to set yourself free from the stories that hold you back from living a full, rich, interactive life. Let go of the assumptions that keep you shut down and locked away from love and meaningful connections with others. Free yourself by understanding that your story is a fiction novel. Unlock your heart knowing that you can rewrite the book at anytime from a new point of view.
Editor’s Note: This excerpt is from Arielle Giordano’s book, Dancing with Your Story from the Inside Out. At the end of each chapter, Arielle offers personal journaling and conscious reflection in conjunction with free-spirited dance. She prescribes a practical means to self-discovery through fun and creative expressions. Together, the journaling, reflection, and dance assignments help unlock our stories and set our true selves free. Find out more at: https://www.amazon.com/Dancing-Your-Story-Inside-Out/dp/1945812060.
Transformational Life Coach Award-Winning Author & Speaker, Professional Dancer. Arielle’s Award-Winning book for Best Self-Help Award: Dancing With Your Story From The Inside is available on http://www.Amazon.com. Her professional career includes the Lead Faculty Area Chairperson and Professor for the College of Humanities, History and the Arts at the University of Phoenix. She is a published co-author of Transform Your Life Books 1 & 2 and author for Tampa Bay Wellness, Conscious Shift & Transformation magazine. She has published her 4th book, an Instructor’s Manual for Barlow Abnormal Psychology 4th ed. and authored Psychology, A Journey 3rd.ed. Study Guide published by Nelson Education, Toronto, ON. She has also studied philosophy at the College of Integrated Philosophy with John DeRuiter for twenty years. Arielle has been a featured guest on radio and television, in newspapers, and the media across the US and Canada. She is a certified Essentrics Stretch and Dance Instructor. Arielle offers coaching sessions, classes and workshops and a free 30-minute Consultation. Arielle’s new book Dancing with Your Story from the Inside Out is now available on http://www.Amazon.com. Websites: http://www.dancingfromtheinsideout.com, http://www.ariellegiordano.com. Email: email@example.com