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If we are all storytellers, or even better, if ‘we are the stories we live’, according to Bohlmeijer (2013), then you can continuously reinvent yourself in the story you tell of yourself …
Tell your stories from the core, from within, from your #thePowertoFlower.
Through our stories, we connect with each other and the world around us.

How well do you know yourself?

Know thyself” (Greek: Γνῶθι σαυτόν, gnōthi sauton)[a] is a philosophical maxim which was inscribed upon the Temple of Apollo in the ancient Greek precinct of Delphi. (Wikipedia contributors, 2023)

48 questions, plotted on the 12 stages of the hero’s journey

1. The Ordinary World

  • What do you find boring or predictable about your current life?
  • Do you have a dream about the future?

2. The Call to Adventure

  • If you could change something about yourself, what would it be?
  • What makes you excited?

3. Refusal of the Call

  • What do you avoid facing?

4. Meeting with the Mentor

  • Who has shown you the way?
  • What talent or skill would you like to develop?
  • Which living person do you admire?

5. Crossing the First Threshold

  • When did you start something completely new?
  • What would be a welcome challenge right now?

6. Tests, Allies, and Enemies

  • When have you stuck your neck out for something or someone?
  • How do you enrich the world with your talents?
  • What has been a major step in your life?

7. Approach to the Inmost Cave

  • What do you regret not having done?
  • What do you often see as a daunting task?

8. Ordeal

  • What trial by fire have you endured?
  • What do you consider the greatest misery?
  • What is your biggest fear?

9. Reward (Seizing the Sword)

  • What are you proud of?
  • What do you enjoy?
  • What currently makes you the happiest?

10. The Road Back

  • On what occasions do you lie?
  • What is currently exciting for you or whether it will succeed?

11. Resurrection

  • In what way do you consider yourself weak?

12. Return with the Elixir

  • What are you grateful for?
  • If you were to come back after your death, who would you want to be?
  • What does ‘coming home’ mean to you?
  • What is your life motto?

Bouma, M. (2021b). Questionnaire Heldenreis. mieke bouma. https://miekebouma.nl/questionnaire-heldenreis/

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