In Marrakech, Morocco, the art of ” hikayat”, or storytelling is an ancient art that has been practiced for over 1000 years. Professional storytellers will gather in the town square and tell tales of different life scenarios through fables and folklore.
We all have our own personal stories that we tell the world, and sometimes these stories are positive and sometimes they are negative. Sometimes we get stuck in playing certain roles that are not truly authentic to who we are. Our stories often begin at birth and are carried throughout our lifetime. Sometimes the roles we play include our positive traits and strengths, and other times the roles become heavy, stagnant, and conditioned over time.
Sometimes our life stories celebrate the person we are, and other times the story causes pain and suffering. Whatever your life story, you can always change it. You can create a new story of success, 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 Are there roles that are old and outdated that need to end?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? Is it authentic to who you really are? If you don’t feel that your life story has served you well, then its time to change your life story, one that includes your passions, your strengths, and celebrates the authentic you.