What's With All The Train Stuff?

“I can’t wait to hear how to make my life more meaningful, Pete, but what’s with all the train stuff?”

What’s in a name? As Shakespeare wrote, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” And so it is with our workshop entitled “On the Right Track: Connecting the Stories of Your Life.” It’s about finding a path to the life of your dreams through the stories your life experiences, not about trains.

So why the references to train tracks, then? The construction of railroad beds seemed like a great metaphor for how the stories of your life are laid out. And it is! As long as it doesn’t confuse people so they miss out on the eye opening activities in the workshop.

The way I see it, the gravel that supports the tracks is like the mundane incidents of life – countless facts, such as what you ate for breakfast last Monday. A fact - but not very important in the grand scheme of your life. The railroad ties, when...

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