Covid-19 is breaking many of our narratives as a society which for ages have been centered around the hero and its conquests.
Homer’s, The Odyssey follows the win-lose plot archetype. This story structure can be found across all cultures. The war against another country, the war against poverty, the war against cancer, the war against discrimination and the list goes on.
In the mythological story of Lilith, the hero must let go of her identities and her roles to find the secret alphabet, a new language that allows her to find her true self.
In this story, the hero faces the unknown. We’ve been taught that the unknown is something to avoid at all cost. It’s so wired into our system that we have structured our lives in a way that outsmarts uncertainty, granting a false sense of security.
Can we change our cognitive brain by living a life without a story? Is it even possible to go through life without a personal narrative?
If narratives shape our understanding and connection to the world; is there a story that could re-establish our lost connection to our body, nature and our tribe and our trust in ourselves?