We all get caught in story loops, but often we don’t know it. In fact, we may not even know what a story loop is.
A story loop is a recurring thought or series of thoughts that play in our heads over and over. It’s like listening to a broken record that’s stuck in one spot.
We experience three different kinds of story loops:
- Obsession – We are preoccupied with something or someone that we have made very important in our minds.
- Resistance – We have recurring unpleasant thoughts that make us feel anxious and upset. We try to make the thoughts go away by fighting them. This makes them even stronger and more dominant.
- Identification – We identify with a a label about us or a belief relating to our self image. Usually, these thoughts are not empowering.
There is a way to free ourselves from the incessant repetition of these loops. It requires us to become observers of the mental stream that constantly flows through our minds.
When you are the observer, you remain detached. Detachment will allow the thoughts to move on and not develop into narratives that control us.
You can become the observer by practicing meditation. It will help you grow into a person who is the storyteller creating an empowering script for your own life.
Whether you choose to meditate or not, make it imperative to master your inner narrative. It is the only way to keep growing and experience deeper levels of life’s richness.