Juliet Bruce, PhD
story perspective, the moment when life falls apart -- whether we are
shattered by external events or bursting with an inner need for change -- that
moment is the call to life-changing adventure.
The story plot of crisis, struggle, and transformation is the basis of the archetypal rite of passage that humans have been practicing for thousands of years. It underlies every great novel, film, and life -- including your own. Unfortunately, along with our pursuit of external happiness, we in our modern western world have lost this plot as an organizing principle of life.
Sometimes called "the hero's journey," this plot is not a belief system, but rather a context in which the fragmented experiences of life are seen as parts of an unfolding whole that holds the full flowering of your innate potential. This journey context reframes problems and challenges from insurmountable obstacles into thresholds for growth. There are no failures in story -- only lessons learned and strengths gained.
You can use the hero's journey plot to heal, transform, and enrich your life.