is a physical force that pushes you forward. It is why you came
to speak to us. In the telling, you find your own unique reflection
of the truth - a reflection mind you, not the truth itself.
The truth is beyond any of us to capture and convey. Lucky for
us, we have these reflected representations, which because they
are not "the truth," allow us a tremendous amount of
freedom in how we choose to express them. Give yourself to your
story, and see where it takes you. You do not have to convince
people of the truth of what you are saying; only of its uniqueness.
Convince yourself and your audience of that, and you will have
done more than enough.
"...Our bodies are formed by our imaginations. The human
animal is the only animal where there is an indissolvable marriage
between biology and stories. We are not biological animals. All
studies based upon animal studies are fatally flawed by the fact
that I can change your biology by changing the story that I tell
you. Culture weaves around our biology. Culture changes our endorphins.
Cultural stories can change our chemical structure, and perhaps
even the very structure of our brain." (Sam