Hearing stories about my family’s history has provided me with shifts in my perspective regarding my own suffering. It helps me find a deeper understanding as to why decisions were made in the past and allows me to find forgiveness through empathy and understanding someone else's journey. It’s a great reminder that we are ALL just trying to do the best with what we have and that’s where compassion comes from.
In this podcast, Joanne shares stories about her family and it inspired me to ask more questions about my own. If it’s hard to think about telling your own story perhaps begin by listening to stories about other people whose lives have impacted your own story.
Here’s a link to another one of my tools and how you can get started.