11 Aug THE STORY THEATER FRAMEWORK
We can view our life, and the STORIES that we are currently creating, as taking place on THREE integral and connected stages (I-THEATER).
Our BACK STAGE, consists of our PAST experiences, and all the things that make us a unique individual with our own personal story to tell. Much of the information in our BACK STAGE moves into the realm of the unconscious over time, but it still plays a significant role in our FRONT STAGE and our FUTURE STAGE behaviors, and with that, in our potential for higher and higher levels of ELEVATION.
Our FRONT STAGE is our PRESENT time, our story as it’s unfolding here and now. Our FRONT STAGE contains our story SPOTLIGHT activities, highlighting the actions and the processes we are engaged in at this specific time and place, to move ourselves toward a happier, healthier and more fulfilled future.
Our FUTURE STAGE represents our future GOALS, and consists of the individuals, organizations and places that provide the positive Circles of Influence to support us in creating a successful, happy and fulfilled FUTURE. For example, our family, friends, school, relatives, education, employers, etc. This is OUR STORY CIRCLE, the world that will help our STORY unfold, working toward our full potential, communicating and nurturing our personal, professional and business goals in life.
Along our life journey, all of us will make CHOICES and TRADEOFFS creating PATTERNS of BEHAVIOR that either support our STORY development or interfere with our true potential. Life then, is a series of CHOICES and TRADEOFFS, that depend on clearly understanding our priorities and how the choices we make based on our priorities, will impact our FUTURE.
Our past, present and future are integrated and connected to each other. Because we make CHOICES and tradeoffs, developing new behavior patterns over time, it’s easy to neglect the integral nature of these three TIME dimensions and theater STAGES as well as their impact on our well being.
Place your story spotlight on just one FRONT STAGE behavior that feels like it has become a negative choice and tradeoff, leading to a pattern in your life that you think you need to modify in order to move on to the future stage more effectively. How is this tradeoff influencing your current STORY in life?