Fascinating workshop today

Woke up early today, did some meditation, fell back to sleep, and woke up about 10:30am feeling like a train wreck. Got up and cleared out my fridge today, turfing all the decaying crap that was in there during my 4 week stay at my sister’s place. It felt good to have a clean fridge again.

Then I went to a fascinating workshop today run by Malcolm Cohan. It was all about telling stories from our lives, without any negativity. We paired up and each told a painful story from our past, but “flipped” so that all the negatives were told as positives. I told the story of the day I sat as a child on the front porch of my parent’s house, feeling greatful for my family, my parents and their wonderful relationship. In my flipped story, my parents were emotionally aware and wonderful communicators. I could overhear them talking lovingly inside, and instinctively knew that the world was a safe and wonderful place. I prayed to God to thank him for giving me such wonderfully emotionally connected parents.

While telling the story, part of my was going “this is bullshit”; but at the end, I found myself smiling and feeling really good. I couldn’t believe that it was so simple. We get so caught up in our painful stories, and tell them to other people, yet the pain persists. Flip the story and tell a good one instead of a painful one, and it makes you feel good. I’m going back for more tomorrow…

Author: Graham

I'm a guy in his late 40's, recovering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome since May 2009. I now offer coaching and support to other people with CFS/ME.