Maybe we need to expand our understanding of the word "narrative" (that we tell ourselves) Margaret?

Imagine I'm living in a house where the roof is starting to leak, a storm is coming, the foundations are beginning to slip and the electricity circuit is starting to fuse. Oh, and there's an earthquake predicted, based on a chain of events that are gathering. This, we might consider a "narrative" - no?

But nevertheless, it would be highly advisable to explore within the context of that reality framework what my conscious actions might be.

Maybe I decide (consciously) to risk it and stay in the house.

Or maybe I decide (consciously) it serves no point to stay and I leave.

In one possible reality, I do leave, the storm hits, and the house collapses.

So maybe we need to distinguish the nature of "narrative". If the narrative is full of fear and negativity that we then project out into the world, maybe this is more a drama, which we would be best to avoid. But if it is a "framework for inquiry", based on clear, non-loaded observations, then perhaps that is of value. Of course only the reader can decide.


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