When we were younger my family and friends loved to sit around a campfire telling stories. The stories were often about our own lives — the joys, the sorrows, the good times, the tough times.

Often we believed those stories defined us. Yet, as Deepak Chopra says, “Freedom lies in separating yourself from your story.”

Last month after we published our newsletter article What’s Your Story? one of our readers sent us a question.

Reader’s Question:

The reader first quotes the final paragraph of our article, followed by his question, which I’ve edited slightly.

Article: “But even when you’re telling positive stories about yourselves you get into difficulty, even then, if you identify yourselves with your stories. You are not your stories. All you are is the person telling the stories.”

Question: “I’m confused. Can Spirit talk further about this? Thinking I need that paragraph elaborated on.”

Spirit’s Response:

You are God, divine energy in human form. You are unlimited awareness. So whatever your story — “good” or “bad”, positive or negative — the story is not who you are. Who you are is unlimited consciousness. You transcend time and space. And you certainly transcend your physical bodies.

The stories you tell have mostly to do with your physical lives. Yet your physical lives, important as they are, are such a small part of the glory and grandeur of your greater being.

Tell your stories and enjoy them. But know they neither define nor limit you. You are far more than the stories you tell.

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What stories do you tell about yourself? Please share with us below.

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Send Us Your Questions
We invite all of you to send us your questions. We’ll publish Spirit’s answers in occasional blog posts. Please follow these guidelines:

1. Keep your questions “on topic” — that is, on the subjects we cover in our blog and newsletter.

2. Your questions should be of interest to all our readers. If you have personal questions, those would be more appropriately covered in private readings.

3. Email me your questions. While I cannot guarantee we’ll be able to answer all questions, we’ll do as many as we can.