Our Stories

“The world is my Story”
Ontology is the field of philosophy which tries to answer one simple question, “What is there?” My symbolic thought experiments, in that ill defined boundary between my thoughts and what there is, leads me to the inexorable, for me quite incorrigible, conclusion that there is experience, the essence of which is the stories we tell, the accounts we give, our stories.

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ime, the symbolic flow of our consciousness, is the inner scaffolding of the story that each one of us narrates, the whole of who we are and who we will be, our dreams. And Space is the weave of all on-going stories of the world … we are the weaved and weavers, both.

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n Art Work, even a static one, is a history, is a totality encompassing its creation (out of Chaos), its ripening (aging) and its dissolution (back to the chaos from whence it came). Viewed in this way any work of art becomes a story a narrative, a history. am the story that I tell; I am part of that collaborative work of dream art called the World or, sometimes when we want to sound down-to-earth, Reality; I am narrator and narration inseparably, a story be told, performed, dreamed and made real; I am the consciousness narrator and the dreamer of a future narrative; I am me (and you).

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nd God? Well, His voice comes to us through our story, through the story of our neighbor, through the story of the guy across town … and we will never understand our story, our personal message from God, until we have heard the stories of all, listening to them through God’s Ears, listening because the story they tell is also our story.

© B. W. Reed

July 29, 2009 & January 11, 2011

Our Stories

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ur true purpose in life is to live the best story possible, not only for ourselves, but for others. Wake up, look around and ask yourself is the nightmare you find yourself surveying, the story you wanted, the best story for all, or is it time to Dream another story, a better story together? od reached out to us, through Christ, by becoming part of our collective story. Through Christ he showed us how to live a better story and now He waits for us to find that part of us that is of Christ so that we may all Dream a better World, a better story.

“How many have stopped listening to God just because they’ve read the Book?”

© B. W. Reed

July 29, 2009 & January 11, 2011