The creator of Oh The Stories We Tell Gives The Answer to Unlocking Why Humans Suffer and How to Create Greater Meaning
Chris Templeton of Oh The Stories We Tell identifies self-awareness as one of the answers to life’s most sought after questions.
Napa, California - One of life’s greatest quests is to understand the human condition and how to cope with life’s struggles. Yet, most fail to realize they must first look at the stories of these struggles they tell, and how they inevitably shape the course in which their life leads. These struggles could be in relationships, at work, dealing in personal finances, or how one views themselves and others. Regardless of the situation, these struggles can leave a person feeling stuck. Some individuals contend with these struggles and wear a happy face, others have a more bitter outlook, and sometimes, it’s a bit of both.
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I'm working with a programmer on a tool to demonstrate the OTSWT Model. He was a little unclear on the concept and asked for clarification...
This is what I told him:
Thanks for taking the time to continue this. It's is a model I've developed of how our personalities operate.
We have two personality drivers that operate very differently:
Our Major Self is based largely on the Right Brain - It is experiential, whole, and feels the connection we have to everything....
Our Minor Self is based on Left Brain - The serial processor that allows us to function on the planet. It is primarily responsible for language and all of our senses. Without the left-brain we couldn't walk, talk etc. In addition, the Left Brain is always chattering away, categorizing everything, and looking out for threats.... real or perceived.
I’ve just finished reading The 5 Second Rule by Mel Harris. I discovered her recently on a TEDx talk from 2011. She got my attention with her title: “How to stop screwing yourself over.” Her words resonated for me in the way they applied to my finances. I have been wondering for a long time about how and why I undermine my own financial matters.
Sometime in 2008, I was in front of my computer on TED.com and saw a picture of Jill Bolte-Taylor giving her talk titled, "My Stroke of Insight". To this day, it is the most profound talk I have ever seen... anywhere. In reviewing my work to send to a psychologist friend, I watched the video for what is probably 10th time, and was as deeply moved as the first time I watched it.