The run-on sentences in our minds tell us a story. They provide an opportunity for healing if and when we become the witness instead of the participant.
Driving through the city today, I bore witness to the chaos around me. So many people walking along the streets at a frantic place with deep looks of concern on their faces, all of it originating from a dialogue happening deep inside their heads. I often wonder, What are they thinking? What story is replaying in their mind at this moment?
That look of stress is written on our faces and shown in our body language. The shoulders round and the heart closes off as we wear the weight of the world. The body bears the burden of this reality show that plays daily in our heads, all of it tuned to create an unnecessary stress response.
The run-on sentences in our minds tell us a story. They provide an opportunity for healing if and when we become the witness instead of the participant. Recently, my client and I became witnesses together as we uncovered a pattern of behavior for her in response to stress. We’ll call her Lola . . . I like that name.
Lola works in customer service. When you meet Lola, her face and body language say it all – she’s tired, totally stressed out, and blames her customers for all of it. So, together, we did a little digging.