Story-telling is an important part of self development. To construct a story of our life is to make meaning of it.To compose memory, emotion and internal experience as well as autobiographical facts into a story helps us to become who we are. Story-telling is taught in school very early: in pre-school and kindergarten and children’s stories often become autobiographical quite spontaneously. Children include details of family life without prompting.
Begin - an initiation tool created by Julia Cameron author of the Artist Way
Take three sheets of paper. Start at the top of page one and for three pages describe how and what you are feeling right now. Begin where you are physically, emotionally, and psychologically. Write about anything and everything that crosses your mind.
This is a free form exercise. You cannot do it wrong. Be petty, critical, whining, scared. Be excited, adventures, worried, happy. Be whatever and however you are at this moment. Feel the current of your own thoughts and emotions. Keep your hand moving and simply hang out on the page. When you have finished writing three pages, stop.