Showing up for your own story 1

Eugene Peterson, the author of the message bible said this…

“We live in a narrative. We live in a story. Existence has a story shape to it. We have a beginning and an end. We have a plot, we have characters.”

One of the greatest losses I have seen in our current media-obsessed society is that we have created a generation of people, who spend hours of their lives, comparing themselves to one another.

When we live our days comparing ourselves to one another we diminish the power of our individual story. We inevitably end up wanting to be like one another. This watered down version of humanity, undoes the beauty of diversity. We were designed to be different from one another.

Your story was never meant to look like another’s.

To show up and to be seen, is the power of walking in the beauty of our own story. Playing small, hiding your perspective, to meet the needs and opinions of others, closes the impact of your story.

Somebody needs your story and your story is unique because no one has walked the exact journey that you have walked.

This week, what does it mean for you to show up and be seen?

In your workplace, in your family and in your everyday world.

Tell me your thoughts below and together let’s show up and be seen.

About Amanda

Amanda Viviers has published ten books and is a presenter on radio across New Zealand and Australia. She is also the co-founder of Kinwomen; a network created to inspire women to start conversations that matter. Head of Narrative for Compassion Australia, she is driven by a passion for social justice, she loves supporting projects for women in developing countries. Teaching women to live creative lives, beyond the circumstances, is something she pursues daily. Wife of Charl and Mum of Maximus and Liberty, she lives a creative life, longing to see people live inspired. Pinterest/ Twitter/ @Mandaviviers Instagram: @amandaviviers Facebook: @amandaviviersperth

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