The Storyteller is an idea that I took from a book that helped me in a lot of ways. Transcending Evolution by Richard H. Barker. I would try and think of how to describe The Story, or The Storyteller to you – but I think this quote from Mr. Barker’s site (www.transcendingevolution.com) would do it.
- Your story acts as a lens through which you experience reality, but it can also become a wall between you and reality; it can become less a window and more a mirror.
- Your storyteller translates the world into words, which in itself is not a bad thing, but problems arise because it instills within you a powerful bias to value the description of reality more than reality. For instance, our inborn capacity to be empathetic is described in words (“laws”), which we are compelled to value more than empathy.
- Your storyteller considers any info that has been incorporated into your story to be the Truth. So, when presented with any new info that is contradictory to your story, your storyteller judges it to be untrue and thus a threat, just as your immune system judges anything within your body that has genetic info (DNA) that is different from yours to be a threat. This becomes problematic when the new info is actually truer than the competing info already in your story.
- New info that does notcontradict your story is highly valued by your storyteller, who incorporates it into your story without any consideration of its value to you.
For me, so much of the making of this album (and my life) has been changing the script of my Storyteller. But, for the sake of the blog, let’s keep it on the music. I’ve always battled wanting to make music, writing it, recording it, releasing it – and being… Me. For so long, folks like me who grew up in the ages of record deals and radio airplay have been of the belief that we need the industry and managers and things like that in order to be successful musicians. Well, the times they are a-different than they were.
After a lot of wishing, hoping, dreaming, doubting, and believing it could never happen, I went for it.
Now, I’m sure one or two people (if there are that many people that read this thing) expect some schmaltzy Seize The Day & Your Dream Will Come True thing. Well, here’s a big ol’ cup of disappointment for ya.
Just letting you know how some of this came about.
Now, back to your internet browsing or crocheting or cat videos or… I don’t know… Maybe go to Mr. Barker’s website & buy his book. Just an idea…