Are You Ready to See Through Your Stories?

June 25, 2024

Are You Ready to See Through Your Stories?

May 29, 2023

"Usually sometime around midlife, we come to a point where we’ve seen enough of our own tricks and we come to feel that my shadow self is who I am. We face ourselves in our raw, unvarnished, and uncivilized state. This is the shadowland where we are led by our own stupidity, our own sin, our own selfishness, by living out of our false self. We have to work our way through this with brutal honesty, confessions and surrenders, some forgiveness, and often by some necessary restitution or apology. The old language would have called it repentance, penance, or stripping." - Richard Rohr

In doing research for his writing on the Hero’s Journey, Joseph Campbell coined a term that I love, “etymythology”: the discovery of truth found through one’s personal stories. Given that I’m a word nerd who appreciates etymology (the origin of words and how they developed), I deeply appreciated the Joe C’s word play around the origin of our personal narratives and how they developed. And, as Richard Rohr suggests, sometimes these stories are meant to be stripped away.

In 2021, I wrote a blog post about the value of diving down to the 3rd Vault past the 1st Vault of facts and the 2nd Vault of stories. When we move beyond our stories, we understand what’s lurking in our subconscious and we see how some of our archetypal beliefs and some of our wounding leads us to be the passion puppet being controlled by the marionette.

If you want to explore your etymythology, join us for my “Learning to Love Midlife” workshop in Baja July 15-20. We’ll explore the 12 reasons why life gets better with age as well as how - as we get older - we’re able to cut the strings of the marionette so that we’re less controlled by our subconscious. Look forward to seeing you on the beach.

-Chip

Go deeper with a workshop, in person or online.

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Cultivating Purpose with Jeff Hamaoui & Lori Schwanbeck

August 5, 2024
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August 10, 2024
Santa Fe, USA
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The Bonus Round: Crafting a Meaningful Post-Work Chapter

September 17, 2024
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September 22, 2024
Santa Fe, USA
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Reboot: Leadership & the Art of Growing Up with Jerry Colonna & Chip Conley

September 29, 2024
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October 4, 2024
Santa Fe, USA

Navigating Transitions with Christine Sperber

Jul 29, 2024
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Aug 3, 2024
Santa Fe, USA
Jul 29, 2024
 to 
Aug 3, 2024
Santa Fe, USA

Navigating Transitions with Christine Sperber

July 29, 2024
 to 
August 3, 2024
Santa Fe, USA
Jul 29, 2024
 to 
Aug 3, 2024
Santa Fe, USA

Cultivating Purpose with Jeff Hamaoui & Lori Schwanbeck

August 5, 2024
 to 
August 10, 2024
Santa Fe, USA

Owning Wisdom with Chip Conley

Aug 12, 2024
 to 
Aug 17, 2024
Santa Fe, USA
Aug 12, 2024
 to 
Aug 17, 2024
Santa Fe, USA

Owning Wisdom with Chip Conley

August 12, 2024
 to 
August 17, 2024
Santa Fe, USA
Aug 12, 2024
 to 
Aug 17, 2024
Santa Fe, USA