More and more I’m discovering how important stories are…

What’s up by Claudia Pellicori for COCOONERS N° 7

January 26, 2020
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2 min read
butterfly coming out of a cocoon in the background, author's picture in front of it and a sentence that says Date to Shift written

This article was first published in Cocooners N° 7

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More and more I’m discovering how important stories are for all of us.

Stories help us make decisions about what to believe and give us the energy and passion we need to act in the world. Until I started experimenting directly the Lego Serious Play methodology, Rory’s Story Cubes, the Dixit cards, the CORE² tool, the Warm Data Lab, and many others, that power wasn’t available to me.

Everyone needs to form an idea of what the world around us contains, so from the time we are very very young we start to tell and listen to stories and to give a sense to our existence.

Through small and big stories, close and far stories, real and dream stories, we learn how to live, who we want to be, what we like and dislike. At the same time we start discovering a sort of life scripts, things people expect from us. And this script may be very dangerous because it can enclose us in a rigid shape.

Now look at that from another point of view. Imagine if we started to contribute to building amazing stories that can inspire others, think about how powerful that could be.

Yes, each of us today has the responsibility to participate in creating a better version of ourselves and of the context in which we are immersed. We can change people’s lives with our model. We can do it living day by day with this awareness in mind. We have the possibility to shape new scripts that could lead the new generations, men and women out of their comfort zone, out of the traditional ways, in a new flow of beautiful possibilities. People and enterprises need a new model with which to interpret the world.

Our own lives can be in service to the world, our work can be seen through Khalil Gibran’s words “Work is love made visible”.

So, which stories do you want to contribute telling?


This article was first published in Cocooners N° 7

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Development Coach and Growth Facilitator. I work with organisations and people for their evolution.