A social worker did a study of the technique and in her recounting of the process, she mentions a Hawaiian process she calls “talking story.”
Story is a soul task. Our stories come from our souls. Are you telling yourself stories you like or stories you don’t like? How are you talking story?
Do your Once Upon A Times end with Happily Ever After? Once Upon A Time stories are formulaic. They all end Happily Ever After. It’s the middle of the story that we are making up all the time. That’s where the challenges, problems, vicissitudes et al show up in our lives.
The phrase “talking story” is a wonderful reminder that we’re making it up as we go along. All of us. If you don’t like the story you’re talking, talk another one.