The Two Stories: Your Inner and Outer Worlds

Of all the subjects that I have been researching over the years, I find the study of the unseen worlds to be, by far, the most fascinating, demanding and challenging.

The term ‘unseen worlds’ is used to broadly relate to the worlds of energies and powers. So while the ‘seen worlds’ speak of everything seen and tangible, ‘unseen worlds’ speak of that which isthere but cannot be seen, touched and perceived in the same manner as the material worlds.

Learning To Perceive With One’s Feelings
Pointing to one of a trillion possible examples, none of us can see the emotions but all of us feel the changing intensities of our own emotions and witness emotionally driven behavior. There are many levels to the deep and complex relationship between the human and the unseen worlds. Some knowledge of the nature of this relationship is essential to those who are serious about their personal evolution. Because of its immediate accessibility, ‘the two stories’ can serve as a great launching point into the study of the unseen worlds.

The Inner And Outer Stories Of Our Lives
There are two stories playing themselves out throughout our life: The inner story and the outer story. We mostly get to know each other through our outer stories: What we do, how we communicate, our behavior and personal theatre. What we do not see and perceive are the inner stories: The inner dramas, struggles, pains, desires, the reasons why we do what we do, what drives us, what we really feel and what we really want.

Connected Or Disconnected..?
This is why we are so surprised when witnessing a person’s previously hidden inner life suddenly bursting out in an unexpected, surprising way that can come across as out of character behavior. Consider extreme examples of the ‘successful’ person who seems to have everything going for him or her, suddenly breaking down into acute depression, or worst. Their incongruent inner and outer stories exist in a state of disconnect, giving birth to a states or unsettlement, inner conflict and confusion.

Seeing Through Mental Smoke-Screens
Taking this perspective into human race affairs, every daily news item that we are ‘fed’ with via the mass media has an inner story that is all too often quite different than its outer story. And, to the point that if there were two news media, one highlighting the inner story of a given news item and the other highlighting its outer story, we would not be able to relate one to the other.

As an example, the difference between how central banks will have us think about what is happening with the economy as against what they know but will not reveal.

Now look into your life – your inner and outer stories. Do your external theatre, expression and actions reflect the drama of your inner story? Do they connect? What parts of your inner story is reflected or magnified by your outer story? What parts never see the lights of expression?

Leadership Awareness
This question is especially relevant to those who are charged with leading others. If you are occupying a leadership capacity, make space for the awareness that in each person and in each situation there is a hidden inner story.

Always ask yourself: What is the inner story of this or that? Take on the personal development that make people feel safe to oprn up and reveal more of their struggles and inner stories.

Often, what is not being said and done is much louder than what is being said and done: “The cry is louder than the petition” Beware: These innerr vibes can only be perceived by those who are not subject to the loud persuasions and smoke-screens of the outer stories.

Please note that this is not a call to invade people’s private affairs – hopefully this goes without saying, nevertheless said to make sure that what is written does not get misinterpreted.

Too many people in the world we live in have become so fixed in their outer story, to the point of losing touch with who and what they are.

Make sure this does not happen to you – and to those you lead.

David Gommé
25 March 2009
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