Our Operative Narratives (ON) can be simply defined as scripts, rule book, philosophy, stories or narratives; we use to navigate our lives through the complexities of this world.
There are good and bad scripts. Good scripts enhance our personal effectiveness, while bad scripts hinders it. Perhaps most importantly, bad scripts are often replayed in times of change or difficulty.
Scripts can also be divided into two levels, namely: meta scripts and personal scripts. Meta-scripts are the overarching stories of how the world operates, and personal scripts are our understanding of how the world operates.
Daniel Taylor puts it this way:
“You are your stories. You are the product of all the stories you have heard and lived – and many that you have never heard. They have shaped how you see yourself, the world, and your place in it…
Our stories teach us that there is a place for us, that we ﬁt… the more conscious we are about our stories, and our roles as characters in them, the more clarity we have about who we are, and why we are here, and how we should act in the world.”
– Tell Me a Story: The Life Shaping Power of Our Stories
To this end Jesus urged his audience to Repent with a view to identify these scripts – especially bad ones, and begin the process of personal transformation.
Join us for Operating Narratives as part of my end of year reflections.
3:00-4:30pm, coffee afterwards.
St John’s Hall
Sidcup DA14 6BX
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