“No one’s story exists alone. Each is tangled up in countless others. Pull a thread in my story and feel the tremor half a world and two millennia away.” ~ Daniel Taylor, author of Tell Me a Story
Socrates famously wrote “To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.” King Solomon in the Book of Proverbs said “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” The truth is knowing ourselves gets us closer to knowing, honoring and fearing God. Self-examination is the why behind the what of capturing and sharing our life stories.
We capture our stories to know ourselves. To know why we think, act, respond, feel the way we do. In the process we learn who we are, where we came from, why we’re here. And when we share them with others, we may also give them a clue to their “why”.
In this episode of Tell Me A Story, I reference two books and one TED Talk:
- Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
- Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry
- The Shell Seekers by Rosamunde Pilcher
Listen in as we talk about the many roads to discovering “why” and consider what recording our discovery contributes to the lives of future generations. Subscribe and rate Tell Me A Story podcast wherever you listen to your favorite podcasts so that others can find us and join the conversation.