The evidence is mounting... "we" are mostly who we think we are. Our identities are mental constructs, cobbled together from memory and stories. Jonathan Adler gives us a crash course in narrative identity and mental health.
American spiritual teacher Antoinette Varner - also known as Gangaji - says it's possible to transcend our stories about ourselves. She tells Steve Paulson that to truly know yourself, just drop who you think you are, and pay attention to the "I". You can also hear the UNCUT version of this interview here.
Rather than making our stories better - or attempting to stop telling them altogether - Jonathan Harris is helping people combine their stories in a bid to unveil the "ecstatic truth" of human life. Anne Strainchamps asked Harris about his storytelling platform, Cowbird.