There is a power in storytelling that can transform our lives.
Traditional stories, myths and fairy tales hold this power. The stories we tell of our own lives carry this transforming power, too. We discover in the process of telling our life stories that we are more sacred beings than we are human beings.
A life story is really the story of the soul of a person. The most powerful life story expresses the struggle of a soul. The most important stories we tell about ourselves are those that express the timeless within us.
Inherent in the process is a risk that comes with telling a truthful story. Yet, a truthful story is the most validating story of all.
– Robert Atkinson, The Gift of Stories