Are you telling yourself the truth? Or just creating a story?
What’s your story? Are you playing “truth or consequences” with your self?
Have you ever known this type of wolf? The one who cries “Woe is me,” so often, that you put them on ignore? Someone who is like a bull in a china shop, who creates drama and chaos and exaggerates everything wherever they go and whatever they do.
These people create dramatic, stories, over and over again, which can create drama like nobody’s business. And when the dramatic story is filled with anxiety and exaggeration, it becomes chaos.
This creates a consequence whereby people begin to distrust what they have to say.
When you meet that kind of wolf, check in with yourself. What are the triggers they are awakening in you? What are they mirroring for you? Step back, think for a moment and ask yourself, “Is what this person is telling me a fact? What will the consequences be if I believe and follow their drama?” Find out the facts, and then act responsibly on them.
There are those who create a story about their place in the world. The story can be very negative and it can damage one’s self worth. It keeps them imprisoned in their own perceived world. With the right connections and a safe place to explore their feelings, they can blossom, and rewrite their story
There are also those who create a powerful story of their lives and how they overcame chaos and trauma or challenged themselves to change and moved their life into joy and harmony.
We perceive things about an event and the story that we tell ourselves comes from our own triggers, and where we have come from. The solution to any chaos, and drama, is to be the solution.
Would you like to help us shatter stereotypes about men?
Receive stories from The Good Men Project, delivered to your inbox daily or weekly.
Photo: Getty Images