Trapped in a narrative: losing one’s sense of self

Change the narrative would be one answer to this. Certainly, one can change the present tense and then the future, but the past… If that narrative is missing how would a person ever stop trying to make sense themselves on some level, even as they got on with the business of living the new story?

The past is the context for the now. I suppose the trick is not to let it dictate the future, to start from a helpful point in the past and not one that will keep entangling you and dragging you down. Start from the cocktail hour that time when you had that perfect Margarita, with just the right amount of salt round the glass. You know, the one when it was raining but it didn’t matter because the view was just perfect. Start from there.

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Posted on December 9, 2013, in Be not idle and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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