Loneliness is a death trap. Remaining unspoken and unheard can cost more than just words, it can cost someone their whole life. We are all battling with struggles that make us who we are today and if left undealt, can tether a bright future. What is it that you keep hidden from the world? What fear is holding you back? How are your words going silent slowly and steadily, shutting you out from the world outside? What did you do to ease the pain? It still hurts, doesn’t it? Then why keep it all inside when you are oceans deep?
Stories are the best way to connect with the world and your story is the best way to connect with yourself and the universe. We all know kids are the best storytellers. You give them a topic and they can take you on a different level of imagination. But as they grow up, they start cutting
out from the world, disconnecting with their own blood, holding up rage and thunders of emotions inside them.
They want to be heard, understood, they want to know they are not different yet unique, they need to feel safe and secure. They are so full of stories that are deeper and have the power to emote you. It was the stories that kept them alive from within as a kid. It’s the stories that took
away from the child in them and it’s the many unheard stories that will awaken the settled storm again.
Does Your Story Question You?
Do you sometimes miss your old self yet feel you are stronger now than before, but you remember your childhood vividly and want to live it again? Or some memories haunt you and you do not know how to caress your heart of the pain, get the answers you have been longing for and let it all run in your veins numbing you in unimaginable ways. Do you often tend to run away from yourself, breaking the barriers you created, or do you want to disappear in your shadows remaining unnoticed in vain?
You are the story that needs to be read aloud, you are the story that needs to be heard, and you are the story that needs to connect similar stories creating a history never made before. Your story can break, heal and create; die, rebirth, and live.
Why Let Your Courage Speak?
It takes a tremendous amount of courage to tell your story to even one person. But do you know your own story? Whatever you have experienced is just a tiny part of your life. However, you feel now is the plot of your many stories. I believe our stories never end. And there are parts that we ignore unless narrated one more time.
When you tell your story, it all begins to make sense.
You begin to examine the little details that were once left barren by you. No matter how painfully deep the scenario may be, it’s a therapeutic affair once you tell your tale. Not many will believe, but you also attain greater self-understanding, confidence and even reach solutions faster. Your story heals you; your story heals many.
What Makes Your Story Yours?
Irrespective of similar events happening around the world, it’s your experiences, strength, actions, hope, struggles, hardships, triumphs, blessings that make your story yours that make your story unique. And it’s the uniqueness that binds us all together because when we hear stories, we learn and heal; when we tell a story, we learn and heal again; when we connect or relate to a story, we learn and heal yet again.
While some stories are too fresh to share because we are still healing, it will help untangle the unresolved issues, give a clearer perspective, divulge the parts we may have otherwise ignored or forgotten. Not only are you passing on the lessons to the coming generations, but also you change the present generation and lead them towards growth and betterment. Contemplate the numerous lives that have been transformed and saved because imperfect, flawed people like you, like me, unfolded their stories. These stories were a thin line between us; now they are the bridge to connect the entire globe.
This Is Why Your Story Matters!
Countless people are alone, in crisis, aching, wounded, ashamed, afraid, hurting, looking for a ray of hope or a hand to pull them out of misery and pain or a little bit of understanding towards them. Imagine walking into a safe space filled with transparent, authentic people aiming for freedom for you and yourself. You would want to shatter the strong, iron door, trespass the chains holding you behind, and just enter that space. The brick of that place speaks stories embracing you to heal. That’s exactly what you need. But what if you are the creator of that space? You cement the stories, the bricks; you are the teller, the healer, the creator.
Hope is a thin, loose string that can build an entire strong foundation of empowerment. You will be amazed to know that even a fifteen-word story can carry and give hope- “I was assaulted as a child, but I rose from the ashes of the ruins.” Whoever reads this and has been through these fifteen minor yet major words can find themselves welling up while uttering “me too.” I am here to give you hope because it changes my life every day.
Hope to be brave, hope to break and heal, hope to fall and rise again, hope to have courage, hope to face the fears or pain, hope to find yourself again, hope to get justice, hope of unity, hope to smile again, hope to laugh, hope to trust, hope to relive; this is what your story can give to many because they will witness how you dealt with everything, how you struggled and still grew, how you survived the thunderstorms, how you became you.
Telling your story will offer insight to others. We often know someone has encountered similar events, but the outcome was different for us, and we begin to question ourselves. It’s difficult to see anything amidst the dusted mess.
We all know and have been there; misery blinds us from the truth, and trauma limits our perspective. People like you aim to have an insight into your troubles and how you overcame each one of them, your breakthroughs, your mistakes, your struggle. If you share your wisdom with them, you offer healing by plummeting the burdens off of their shoulders and apportioning them.
How Does Your Story Speak for You?
The world has much to gain from your chronicle because it’s unique and real. Till when can we live in a fictional world, no matter how ecstatic it may seem? Rawness is what people seek and your story is genuine and worth delivering. Your story is the glimpse of light beyond the shadows of dark clouds, the possibility of happiness sunken in the silent pain, the first leaf of your sown seed. The world has a lot to gain from your words because someone is lost, discouraged, alone, and beyond hope.
Me too, likewise, same here, ditto, me as well, I feel you – How many times did you use these compelling words? How many times did these words ring like a bell in your mind with tears bouncing off your cheeks? When we don’t share our stories, we all are simply walking dead bodies waiting to go wordless in our heads. Let the words come out.
The Power of Your Story Is the Power of You!
Something shifted in your soul, and it’s as if the buried words were taken right out of your mouth, the words you had never spoken or thought would ever have a voice. Followed by these words and the empathetic yeses, you wanted to add more and let the world know your story. It’s similar to the domino effect and strengthening because when you tell your story, you encourage others to do so.
Your story holds power to re-shape this world. Whether it’s about discontent in a marriage, inappropriate touch, physical or mental abuse, emotional attachments, guilt or shame, betrayal, addiction, infidelity, divorce or separation, abortion, being a young mother, sexual preference, racism, psychological disorders; it all needs to be discussed aloud so that you can send the message across the world that you are unstoppable irrespective of what may come your way and help others achieve the same.
Just a Few Dynamic Words Needed
It is agreeable that it is not always easy to recall and recount some of our experiences. Still, the ultimate goal of connecting with others, offering them hope or healing, and allowing our hardships to be used in a way that encourages others, can make our recollections worthwhile. You can influence people’s lives and inspire them to pursue the path of healing or their dreams more fervently.
Regardless of that, conveying your story will make you feel way better than keeping it trapped inside you. It is a heartfelt and overwhelming experience but a great deed. This is how your story speaks for you; this is how a voice given to a few words can turn flaws into perfection. Always remember, your story is worth telling; whether of six words or a thousand, it’s always worth delivering. You need me; I need you; we all need each other’s stories because we are all walking stories.
The world needs stories that can make a change and start the transform from you. Let’s connect, hold each other’s hands and rise together.