Storytelling at Work
January 28, 2018
Choose to Tell Stories that Awaken, Inspire, and Heal

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The sign this young woman is holding tells a story -- one that is becoming increasing painful to me, as an American citizen. Has it come to this in the "land of the free and the home of the brave" where millions of people are being marginalized because they don't fit the plot that rules the tale being told by the ruling class?

Not only have all the groups noted on this woman's sign been marginalized, in some strange "he who tells the story rules the world" kind of way, they have been turned into villains.

Really? Because they LOOK different than those in power? Because they have different beliefs? Because they don't pay a lot of taxes? I implore you, as a human being, reader of this blog, and someone who knows that the stories we tell have the power to change the narrative on Planet Earth, not to buy into the story being spun, these days, by the ruling class.

ALL LIFE IS SACRED! ALL HUMAN BEINGS COME FROM THE SAME SOURCE! WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER! And isn't it interesting to note that the indigeneous people around the world -- many of whom are our most deeply connected keepers of wisdom -- are being silenced and abused by the so-called "powers-that-be"?

And so, by the power invested in me by my Creator, I invite you to take a stand for love and peace, brotherhood and sisterhood. See God in everyone. And if you don't believe in God, then at least treat your fellow human beings with kindness, compassion, and respect. The next time someone tells you a story which you know is unhinged -- spoken for no other reason than to dominate, manipulate, and control -- SPEAK UP! STAND YOUR GROUND! BE THE LIVING MORAL OF EARTH'S REAL STORY!

Without demonizing the other (that's how wars start), take a deep breath, let go of your need to be right, and tell a different story.

What kind of story will you tell today?

Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at January 28, 2018 01:41 PM

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Storytelling at Work is a blog about the power of personal storytelling – why it matters and what you can do to more effectively communicate your stories – on or off the job. Inspired by the book of the same name, the blog features "moment of truth" stories by the author, Mitch Ditkoff, plus inspired rants, quotes, and guest submissions by readers.

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Storytelling for the Revolution is Mitch Ditkoff's newly published book about the power of personal storytelling to elevate the conversation on planet Earth. Provocative. Evocative. And fun. YOU have stories to tell. This book will help you tell them.
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"The world is not made of atoms," wrote the poet, Muriel Rukeyser. "It's made of stories." Learn how to discover, honor, and unpack the stories of yours that show up "on the job" in Mitch Ditkoff's award-winning 2015 book, Storytelling at Work.
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