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Your Inner Hero Part 2


Unmasking Your Inner Hero: Life Lessons


Remember all those iconic characters who captivated you in books? Dorothy discovering courage in Oz, Doctor Dolittle bridging the gap between human and animal, and Santiago chasing his Alchemist's treasure – they weren't just fictional figures. They were our mirrors, reflecting lessons that whispered truths about our own lives.


That's the magic behind "Not a Story! Read, write, tell.", my workshop and game inspired by the enduring wisdom within literature. Today, we dive deeper into this literary treasure trove, uncovering four more powerful hero guides and the transformative lessons they offer:


Change: Embracing the Journey of Transformation

Dorothy's odyssey in "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" reminds us that sometimes, finding what we seek means venturing into the unknown. But actual change rarely involves a magic trick; it's a dance with self-discovery, where we uncover the treasures already within. As Oz declares, "You have plenty of courage... All you need is confidence in yourself." So, before embarking on your journey, take stock of your strengths – they'll be your guiding light through transformation.


“You have plenty of courage, I am sure," answered Oz. "All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.”  L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz


“You have plenty of courage, I am sure," answered Oz. "All you need is confidence in yourself. There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. True courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.” L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Communication: Building Bridges with Open Ears and Hearts

Doctor Dolittle, the veterinarian who speaks to animals, teaches us the power of genuinely listening, regardless of who says it. His openness, humility, and genuine desire to understand bridge the gap between species, reminding us that quality communication thrives on open ears, sensitive hearts, and a passion for learning from others. In our lives, embracing this lesson can mend fractured relationships and build empathy across divides.


I don't believe in a lot of baggage. It's such a nuisance. Life's too short to fuss with it. And it isn't really necessary.”  Hugh Lofting, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle


I don't believe in a lot of baggage. It's such a nuisance. Life's too short to fuss with it. And it isn't really necessary.” Hugh Lofting, The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle

Destiny: Chasing Dreams and Unveiling Hidden Treasures

Santiago's pursuit of his dream in "The Alchemist" whispers a captivating truth – that the possibility of reaching for our desires makes life worth living. But does the treasure lie at the journey's end or within it? Perhaps both. Sometimes, taking that first step, stepping outside our comfort zone, and actively seeking our dreams reveals the hidden treasures that were always there, waiting to be discovered.




“The possibility of having a dream come true makes life interesting.” Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Conflict: Choosing Love in the Face of Doubt

The poignant love story in "A Trumpet in the Wadi" unfolds amidst the complexities of Israeli conflicts. But Sami Michael reminds us that these battles also rage within us – the struggle for meaning, belonging, and building an authentic identity. In the face of these internal conflicts, we are constantly making choices. Michael's message is clear: Choose Love; choose what resonates with your most profound truth, even if it means making difficult decisions. And remember, conflicts may morph, but they rarely vanish – choose what nourishes your soul, and Love will guide you through.




"If it's good for you, I'll kiss his forehead every day." Sami Michael | A Trumpet in the Wadi

Remember, these are just four chapters in the vast epic of literary wisdom. Download all the lessons, pick your hero guide, and embark on your transformative journey. Your story holds countless treasures waiting to be unearthed!


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