Story Prompt Friday: How Might Storytelling Be an Enviable Skill on Your Resume?


What if you could show us The Way of the Storyteller in your community, school, workplace? 


Stories possess the remarkable ability to connect, engage, enliven, and transform a world often marked by division. Like now. Personal narratives driven by self-compassion serve as powerful countermeasures against hate, fear, and violence. Through storytelling individuals can embark on a journey of self-discovery, uncovering their true selves and establishing dependability in their communication. 

The essence of storytelling is ingrained in our human survival experience, thriving on imagination. Images resonate deeply, triggering sensations that, in turn, invoke memories, creating profound meaning that spurs action. Unearthing our personal stories points the way to our genuine selves. Sharing these stories enables us to cultivate the trustworthiness needed to foster societal and cultural interaction and transformation. 

But not just any story holds this remarkable power. I’m talking about the stories born from recognizing our own sorrows and longings felt as prejudice, discrimination, neglect, or perhaps humiliation, betrayal, desperation, or anger. But power to what purpose? That these stories might lead us to a place of comprehension, empathy, even forgiveness.   

What if we’ve been handed a chance to acknowledge the alienating circumstances we've created as catalysts for awareness and action. What if in the face of our insecurities, we can gather around new possibilities, collaborating with our ideas, imaginations, and empathy for the fragile human condition. What if in these times of profound discord and personal anxiety, our deeply understood stories of personal compassion, forgiveness, and transformation from superficial to genuine can bring us together in unexpected ways. But how do we get there? 

Story Prompt

What if you could show us The Way of the Storyteller? Write that story! 

Practical Tip 

The magic of stories is also in the sharing. If you wish share your story with someone or something.   All that matters is you have a story. 

Story Prompt Friday: How Might Storytelling Be an Enviable Skill on Your Resume? written by Diane F. Wyzga in association with Beauty & the Beast Publishing. Photo: Markus Winkler on Unsplash.

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