How To Tell Your Story In Aa?
- Renato Leandro
What is a great topic for an AA meeting?
Some Specific Topics
|Acceptance||Attitude of gratitude|
|Patience and tolerance||Personal spiritual experience and spiritual awakening|
|Plan the action—not the result||Practice these principles in all our affairs|
|Principles before personalities||Projection—living in the wreckage of the future|
Why sharing your story is powerful?
1. Storytelling establishes common ground and empathy – Have you listened to someone share about a life experience and thought, ‘Wow, someone else has been through that too? I thought it was just me!’ Clearly, sharing your story has the potential to help someone else feel less alone.
Why is it important to tell your own story?
Stories Help Make us Human – By Alex Naliath From the beginning of time, humans have communicated by telling stories. From hieroglyphics to theatre to television, stories are essential to human cognitive, social, and emotional development. They preserve culture, pass on cultural knowledge, and connect us to universal truths.
We all tell stories about ourselves, share our experiences, twists, and turns, and our ups and downs. It is what makes us who we are. It is what makes each of us unique. From the day we are born, our story begins—chapter 1. As we grow older, we continue to write our story in hopes of sharing it as a gift to inspire future generations to change the world as we know it.
We all come from distinct backgrounds, but all are connected through our everyday experiences. Stories help make us human in a way as well. Through stories, we understand the many aspects of life and differentiate between right and wrong. That is what makes storytelling so effective to little children.
They are so intrigued due to their lack of the outside world, and stories help ignite their imagination and process the world around them. Stories do not have to be a book filled with words. Poetry, songs, pictures, and plays are also ways of telling a story. Stories can be described using various mediums such as Braille, sign language, and dance can also be used to inspire people of all ages.
Stories serve many purposes in our lives. They help us understand ourselves, others, and the world around us, allowing us to find empathy for them in their situations. They enrich our lives and guide us to make the right decisions. “Telling our stories is not an end in itself, but an attempt to release ourselves from them, to evolve and grow beyond them.”
How important is it to tell your story?
You are not alone, writes Christine Hennebury. Telling stories helps build community when we need it most Stories help us to understand information and each other, writes contributor Christine Hennebury, making the information memorable. (Illustration by Katie Rowe/CBC ) I have always been a storyteller of sorts but until I stepped to the front of the room at the St.
John’s Storytelling Circle more than 10 years ago, I had no idea how important stories were to my life. I used to think of stories as those edited narratives that get shared in a structured way: spoken into a microphone, written into books, shown in movies and plays — a carefully considered arc of character, plot and entertainment.
From that perspective, they were something I could choose when and how to consume. As I learned more about stories and storytelling, though, I realized they are far more than mere entertainment. I do tell and listen to those stories with a clear narrative arc, of course, but my time as a storyteller has made me aware of how stories are woven throughout our lives, in almost every context. While not everyone is comfortable taking to the stage and telling their tale into the microphone, we all have opportunities to share stories with the world. (Illustration by Katie Rowe/CBC) We all share stories. Of family, work, and of our experiences.
We refer to myths, folklore, and characters from TV shows to explain things to ourselves and to others. We construct internal narratives to help us make sense of the world. Storytelling is a fundamental part of being human. Stories let us share information in a way that creates an emotional connection.
They help us to understand that information and each other, and it makes the information memorable. Because stories create an emotional connection, we can gain a deeper understanding of other people’s experiences. That not only helps us to understand their lives but allows us to take the lessons they have learned and apply it to our own.
Can you tell your life story in exactly six words?
Once asked to write a full story in six words, legend has it that novelist Ernest Hemingway responded: ‘For Sale: baby shoes, never worn.’ In this spirit, Smith Magazine invited writers ‘famous and obscure’ to distill their own life stories into exactly six words.