Life is lived through story and the story you tell yourself is the biggest of all because it determines the life you have.
If you tell yourself that your life has no meaning and will be miserable, then that’s what it will be. However if, like the Inspirational Story tellers you tell yourself that there are gifts in the childless life and you’re prepared to do the work to get there, that’s what will happen.
A bit of theory
Your brain is wired for story. Stories are patterns and you get a shot of dopamine when the brain recognises a complete pattern. The brain sees uncertainly as an incomplete pattern so it scrambles to complete it and give you the chemical reward.
The problem is it fills the gap with stories of who’s good and who’s bad and most of the time these stories become the ‘truth’. For example, do you think that, because you can’t have children you’re broken or there’s something wrong with you?
Let’s debunk that straight away, this is a story your brain made up and now it’s become the ‘truth’ of who you are and how you live. I could add more, but I’m sure you can see from this one example how a story can come ‘the truth’?