Story and Impact on Brain:

Author – Maheshwari Jani

The storytelling is one of the most important tool for the leaders in their kitty of armaments. The moment they hear a story, the brain gets activated. Not only do stories connect us to the past and express universal beliefs, they can also help us develop a better understanding of the world and those we share it with. This is part of the reason why your brain loves stories.

Listening to a story that’s being told or read to you activates the auditory cortex of your brain. Engaging with a story also fires up your left temporal cortex, the region that is receptive to language. This part of your brain is also capable of filtering out “noise”; that is, overused words or clichés. That is why the most skilled storytellers are careful about the language they use, employing a host of literary techniques to keep the brain engaged.

The stories fuel visualization and empower people to create solutions. Also, it helps to motivate, inspire and influence.

And Here is the story:

The Bird

Once there was a free bird. She floated in the sky, catching midges for lunch, swam in the summer rain trickles, and was like many other birds.

But she had a habit: every time some event occurred in her life, whether good or bad, the bird picked up a stone from the ground. Every day she sorted out her stones, laughed remembering joyful events, and cried remembering the sad ones.

A bird always took the stones with her, whether she was flying in the sky or walking on the earth, she never forgot about them. The years have passed, and free bird got a lot of stones, but she still kept on sorting them, remembering the past. It was becoming more and more difficult to fly, and one day a bird was unable to do this.

The bird that was free some time ago, could not walk on the earth, she was unable to make a move by her own. She could not catch midges anymore; only rare rain gave her the necessary moisture. But a bird bravely endured all the hardships, guarding her precious memories.  After sometime the bird died of the starvation and thirst. And only a pitiful bunch of worthless stones reminded of her for a long time.

Here is what I would invite you to ponder upon:

  1. Where will you sow the seed of this story?
  1. Which stones of past are making your luggage heavy?
  1. Identify, what are you cleaning or letting go. Reflect,
    1. How your life will look like.
    2. What you will listen?
    3. And, how would you