The theme we have this month is pretty enormous! There are lots of stories to tell in ones life.... It's difficult to pick or leave one and sometimes people are not comfortable sharing instances as well. But we humans always love to advise even if we ourselves don't follow it! Most of the times these advises come when the one speaking it first needs to implement on his/ her own self first! These are largely based on our experiences in life.
As far as my story goes I have learnt some basics pretty late.... In fact still learning more on the same! I feel your life ends only when u stop learning. You are growing only when you are learning. This is where all our stories are made because each story in ones life is a life event from which we have learnt something.... Sometimes in ones own life sometimes from people's stories and so on....
I can't write stories on my life as they might take up a lot if space here and a lot of time of the ones reading it. But I will surely like to state some learnings which might help you in some way.
I learnt to be free when I was caged; though I still cage myself when I am free!
I learnt to relax when I was anxious; though I tend to get anxious when I relax!
I learnt to move on when people wanted to hold me though I hold on to things when people move on!
I learnt to love myself when people hated me and sometimes I hate myself when people love!
Contradictory statements but true ... It is applicable with all of us as we are all humans! We don't realise what we have until we lose it ... And even after realising we tend to forget it! This is a vicious circle and it's not easy to get rid of this!
The only way to survive is to never stop learning and keep moving on.... This is what I learnt in my story of life till now!