Sometimes it is hidden in plain view but you can't see it until someone points it out to you. Fortunately, that happened to me when I was about 30.

I was attending a meeting of professionals for the first time and stumbled over someone's protruding feet as I approached my seat.

"I'm sorry. I'm just so clumsy." was my automatic response.

One of the senior people at the meeting, that was partially about the stories we create, asked a question that illuminated a story that I was completely unaware of. He asked, "Who told you you were clumsy?"

Until that moment, I had simply assumed that I really was clumsy. After all, nobody ever wanted me on their team when I was in school. I was the one who dropped the ball or never managed to catch it in the first place. And I never could manage to climb the neighborhood climbing tree.

Once I thought about the answer I realized that my father and other members of my family had been teasing me and laughing at me for being clumsy ever since I was a small child. I adopted their story about me and accepted it as truth.

Much later, after I had finally learned some physical skills, I learned that many people need to be taught those physical skills and that my abilities were well within the normal range. I was not especially clumsy after all.

Are you accepting as truth limiting stories that you created from an uninformed experience in your past? Listening to your own language and assumptions may help you to recognize it.

This paragraph is a comment I wrote about a passage on Page 48 of Letting It Go: Relieve Anxiety and Toxic Stress in Just a Few Minutes Using Only Words (Rapid Relief with Logosynthesis®.) You can see the passage in the book. You can also see the excerpt here. This link will take you to, where I regularly publish comments on parts of this book. This is a site where authors share of their work. You can subscribe to my musings, there, as well as to the musings of many other authors. It’s a great place to learn about new books and I recommend that you visit.