Honoring the Stories We live

At JourneyWorks we recognize that stories are central to life. We understand that the stories we are told, and those we tell ourselves and others, shape our understanding of the lives we lead.

We know that many stories are sacred and must be honored and approached with reverence. Such stories guide us as we live our lives. They nurture us, aid us as we seek to make sense of our life path, offer hope and solace, and support us in developing relationship with that which is larger than ourselves.

We will work with you as you explore the stories that shape and enrich you, and support you as you seek to find the stories that can guide you in living your preferred way of living.

3 thoughts on “Honoring the Stories We live

  1. In Hawaii, telling stories about life (without the use of a book) is called “Talk Story.”
    In the 1970s, I worked in a preschool on the island of Oahu, and I used to tell stories about my own childhood (usually when we sitting outside underneath the Banyan tree).
    One day a little boy came up and asked me if I would read him a story. We were outside, so I told him that I would go back in and bring out a few books (by Dr. Seuss, etc.)
    He said, “No. I don’t want that kind. I want you to ‘read’ one of your stories….you know… the stories with no books.”
    25 years later, I was thinking about opening a blog and I needed to come up with a unique name and a web address. I couldn’t think of anything and I didn’t know what to do.
    That’s when the words of the little boy wandered back into my mind and helped me move forward—-Stories with No Books!

  2. Yikes! I am older than I thought. I just did the math. I actually opened my blog 35 year later (not 25).
    Well, at least I can still remember those warm days in Hawaii and ‘Talk Story’ underneath the Banyan tree.
    Thanks to the internet, I can live here in Texas and still listen to some ‘Talk Story’ from Hawaii. :)
    I miss the spirit of Hawaii so much.
    https://www.kkcr.org/onair/talk-story/

    1. Hi Mary,
      I have had internet issues and thus am terribly tardy in replying to your lovely comment. I love the idea of stories without books. Of course, books are very much a late addition to storytelling, and get way to much credit and influence. Oral stories are often so much more personal and powerful. Perhaps books on tape are popular. Anyway, I also miss opportunities to hear stories and bathe in their warmth.

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