We all love stories.
Ancient stories, modern stories, and everything in between.
Some of these stories are more profound.
So they turn into myths.
Myths touch upon something very deep and fundamental to our nature.
They capture the essence of what it means to be human.
There is something very archetypal about myths.
Yet they are not to be taken literally.
Unfortunately, there are many myths in the world that are taken literally.
And when that happens we hold onto the allegory or the metaphor tightly.
We believe they are true and real.
This is what has happened in religion.
A powerful myth around how to grow spiritually has ben codified and turned into a history.
They were not mean to limit us or raise us above someone else.
These stories are archetypal stories of how to transform our own consciousness into something greater.
Something grander, something more heroic.
The myth is a map, not the territory.
Myths use powerful symbols and characters to inform us and teach us.
To teach us how to be better people, how to deal with challenges, and how rise above the confusion of life.
The same way a modern movie can be a myth for modern times, yet they are not something to be taken as reality.
They are so much greater than that.
And to ourselves.
So is there a myth that inspires you in your own life?
What can you learn from myths old and new?
~ Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant
Host of The Conscious Consultant Hour