Sometimes stories get a bad rap- like they should just be ignored. Rather then bypass stories, use them! Stories can be instrumental in illuminating felt resonances- and I can “use” the story to feel/sense into the body and into the present moment. Let the stories bring what they do, and then drop attention into the terrain of the raw sensations. Notice that new stories might again arise as the terrain changes, and again, let them take you deeper into your body.