The stories we tell ourselves about ourselves determine the quality of the selves we imagine we are. The stories we tell about others determine the quality of our relationships with them.

Rami M. Shapiro in Hasidic Tales: Annotated and Explained by Rami M. Shapiro

 

To Practice This Thought:
Notice what kinds of stories you tend to tell about yourself and others -- are they tales of woe or hope? -- remembering that they are acts of "world-making."