Will You Share Your Life Story to Inspire Others?
We all have a story to tell about our life. Our story shapes our life and impacts on our beliefs, feelings, behavior and eventually on the results and outcomes in our life.
I want to write a book on inspirational stories so that others can feel that moving from crisis, trauma and / or tragedy, all the way to triumph, is absolutely possible. I welcome both genders to please partake. You may write your story anonymously, use a false name or your real name. The most uplifting and empowering factor here is that someone somewhere will get to read your story and just maybe find that one sentence, that one paragraph or intense emotion that moves them closer towards a triumphant life once again. I have more sharing below here if you would like to read more. Otherwise please feel free to go directly to “Sharing Your Story” where I talk about YOU making a huge difference in someone else’s life and sharing in that reward.
We all love reading / listening to great stories that move us to have different emotions. Life is all about emotions. How we feel, react, respond, think, behave and take action about the choices we make in our life, is all done based on our emotions.
Emotions are still an area which is kept close to ourselves. Emotions are what creates the greatest feelings in our life as well as the worse feelings in our life. Feelings arising from tragedies, traumas and crisis all arise out of our emotions.
Have you ever wondered why emotions are not ever really emphasized as a catalyst to so many results in our lives? Where do you hear of someone speaking about emotions and how powerful (both positive and negative) they can be? They are not. You simply hear about the event…….not the emotions that are within this event.
Child abuse, depression, delinquency, divorce, death and illnesses and so many other disabling disasters all have emotions within us which precipitates all of these dis-eases in our life. Why can’t we take a stand on emotions like we do when we hear about a terminally ill child, children going hungry, an elderly with Alzheimer’s, a serious accident, even a war. People may take action about these very sad segments of our life, but their real emotions regarding this action are left blank for us to assume.
Somehow emotions are something we don’t share openly and freely. There is still an embarrassment and failure issue attached with sharing what we really feel. Emotions are the root to everything. We live and breath emotions every single second of every day of our lives. Isn’t this a huge topic all on it’s own? Isn’t this something that we could explore forever just like science does with so many important world objectives if we just open up more?
My belief is that if we made ‘Emotions” a huge world topic, people would understand better, how and why we are the way we are. We are one big body and mind of emotions. Even if you know someone who in your opinion is emotionless…….that’s still having emotions. No emotion is still a choice of how to feel and be. Emotions are expressed in every aspect in our life.
If we agree with this, what can we do today to have people realize that our emotions make up our life. How we think is who we are. Who we are is why we do what we do. The results we get from what we do comes around in a full circle to our own thoughts and feelings.
How we appreciate the great times in our life is because we have the sad and difficult times to compare them with. We all want a great life. We all want to be and feel happy. It sounds simple, however, creating a feeling of being happy is not about what happens to us in life. It’s all about how we handle what happens to us in our life. Happiness is a choice. Choices are made based on our attitudes and our attitudes become our reality. With this reality of ours, it’s amazing how we go around day to day proving our own reality to right………even if it’s not working for us.
Making good choices comes from having emotional health. So many people, if you ask them, time and time again when something has gone wrong, their answer will be; “I made the wrong choice”. Actually nobody ever makes the wrong choice at the instant the choice is made. The wrong choice feeling comes with hindsight. This can be one minute later, one week, one month or a year/s later. At the time of making our choices we used the knowledge and awareness we had at that time. The bottom line here is that greater knowledge and awareness didn’t exist if we made a choice which turned out to be not the best choice. You can use this both on a professional and personal level.
If choices are so important to how happy we feel in life and if choices and being happy are our own responsibility, then how do we create a life where we always make the best choices and always decide to be happy? The only answer to this lies within us. Each of us can do this for ourselves regardless of our outside influences. Nobody can make you do or feel anything you do not want to do or feel……….that is…….. without your permission.
When I share my story giving talks or simply sharing in a conversation, people always say two things back to me. One is; ‘I can’t believe you are so positive and forgiving for all that you have endured”. Secondly, “You should write a book”. On closing they would say; “You could greatly inspire others”.
I always respond here by saying what I said at the beginning. We all have a life story to tell. No one’s story is greater or lesser then someone else’s because our story impacted our life just as someone else’s story impacted their own. The difference however can lay in how we decided to handle all that makes up our story. Do we use it to hurt ourselves and continue to play victim and blame everyone in our life for what happened to us? Do we blame ourselves forever for our own mistakes? Do we take all the negatives out of our stories and play them out in our lives so that we either get to be right about our beliefs and attitudes towards people and the world? Or do we turn these negatives into positives and take our worse days and make them our best? Do we live with fear or love? Fear blocks our love and it blocks us from receiving all that is ours to receive simply by the giving and asking we do. I chose to take my worse day and make it my best! And if I can do it, so can all of you!
The first thing I did during my worse days is I founded a support group which then became a Charitable Foundation. I called it SoulTalk. This was 14 years ago now. SoulTalk works with women in emotional and relationship crisis. This became my dedication to others so that I could help them help themselves. Becoming a Professional Relationship Counsellor and Family Mediator, was of course part of my new reality. My passion and mission towards this dedication is what really propelled my listening, understanding and empathy skills along with my obvious hands on experience for greater awareness and knowledge. Greater awareness, knowledge and a higher sensory acuity lends me to being able to share many options, choices and solutions that are available to all of us if we are just willing to be present, to hear and to take them on board and implement them into our life. All our answers are within each of us. Sometimes it just takes someone to help you realize these or share something with you that you didn’t know existed or could be thought of and/or done.
SHARING YOUR STORY:
I now want to write a book with your willingness and generosity to share your stories. I would like you to share with me how you personally went from crisis, trauma / tragedy to triumph. I want to hear all the emotions that you felt at the beginning, in the middle and all the way to victory. Success or victory is defined by each of us differently. It doesn’t matter what you reached for. We all have different needs and satisfactions in life. It could be with wealth, internally and/ or externally. It could also be that it created relationships for you with your family, partners or friends that are now amazing. It could be an invention or a new attitude in life. It could be letting go and surrendering to all of your negatives. I could be anything as long as you brought yourself all the way from the bottom to your new brighter place in life. How do you know you are brighter and in a better place in life? Because you are extremely grateful, content, happy, successful (in
your own way) and you want to share your emotions and results with others to inspire them.
If you are not comfortable using your own name, please feel free to remain anonymous. This is not about us sharing our story for any fame from the outside world. This is about sharing our story to help someone else who is feeling unloved, isolated, in pain, in fear, desperate, lonely, overwhelmed, confused, abused ( emotionally or physically), lost, abandoned, lacking self-confidence and self-worth, and/or feeling insecure.
By sharing your story you will have the chance to do what I have done and continue to do. To give someone a reason for believing there is a way out of their pain. That there are answers and solutions available. If we moved on and upward, so can thousands of more people. From the moment our stories are read by someone else in a crisis, a trauma or tragedy, they will be able to see something of themselves in at least one of those stories. Something that will ignite them to do something about it immediately. Maybe even share it with someone else that needs to read what we have written. What I would like to say to all of you that generously decide to send me your story is to share with you any letters / emails that I receive in response for reading this book about how we have made a difference to someone’s life. This will be the most precious reward that we could possibly want for, wouldn’t you agree?
Together lets share with others around the world, how much better it can be if you share your emotions and just believe enough to take the action to make the changes. That no matter what is going on in your life right now emotionally, someone has been there that might shed some light. Someone knows your pain and worked it through to find the light at the end of the tunnel for themselves. Now they are willing to share that very bright light with you!
Please send your story via email, fax, or my secure postal address all listed at the bottom of this message so that I can publish an emotional living and feeling book that gives others a second chance of having a great life. We all deserve this if we just believe it and want it bad enough!!
Right now my emotions want to send you all a huge hug filled with feeling very happy, honored and grateful for your kind and generous participation in this great emotional event of sharing our life stories to fully inspire others.
Thank you for sharing souls!