We all know that no two people are the same. So, is it a big surprise that no two people see the same thing in the same way? Actually, when it comes to experiencing and remembering anything, we are all different.

My view of life depends on the filter that is my brain – and the spin it puts on everything. I like to call it my story. We all have a story, and that story dictates how we interpret anything and everything. All those things that make me also make my story.

The point is this: while my story results in everything I think, feel, and do – it is not real.

Gravity is a reality: it works all the time if you like it or not. People’s belief about why we do not fall off the planet, but onto it, have been changing since we climbed out of the primordial ooze. (Or, since God banished Adam and Eve – if that is your story about where humans come from.) No matter the current, common, or personal belief, we still DO NOT fall off the planet.

If only life were as easy as not falling off the planet.

So, looking at your life, where have you confused your story for reality?


About Vanessa Loder
Vanessa Loder
Vanessa graduated from Columbia University, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude and received her MBA from Stanford University. After working in finance for almost ten years, Vanessa realized that she was deeply unfulfilled by her career.

She quit her job to follow her heart and transformed herself so much, that she has now dedicated her life to helping other people, including through her new program,
You Can Create an Ideal Life.

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2 Responses to Your Story or Reality?

  1. [...] June 19, 2012 · Add Comment · In Affirmations, Manifestation I spent a previous blog separating story from reality. My basic example is this: gravity is real, why we think it works is a story. We all have a story [...]

  2. [...] “Your Story or Reality”? Today I pose another way to adjust your story: visualization. The process I am going to describe [...]

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