In Marrakech, Morocco, the art of ” hikayat”, or story telling is an ancient art that has been practiced for over 1000 years. Professional Story Tellers will gather people in the town square and tell tales of different life scenarios through fables and folklore.
Story Telling reminded me of our own personal stories, and how we can become stuck in playing certain roles that are not truly authentic to who we are. Some of our roles begin at birth and are carried out throughout a life time. Sometimes these roles include our strengths, and other times the roles become heavy, stagnant, and conditioned over time.
What life story do you tell? What part do you play in the world? Are you happy with your role? Do you want to change your life story?
Sometimes our life stories work, and other times they cause us pain and suffering. Whatever your life story, you can always change it. Like the great story tellers of Marrakech, we can create new stories at any time, including stories of love, leadership, or adventure. What story is calling out to you? Are there roles in life that you need to step into? Are there roles that are old and outdated that need to end? Our life stories will change throughout our lives and can be as diverse as we are.
What story are you telling?