Creating Your Own Wisdom Myths
Applying technology and multiculturalism to rewrite your personal identity
New technology and the multiculturalism that is increasingly influenced by the ever-expanding global economy has reshaped many of these legends and sacred stories in ways that could never have been conceived of even fifty years ago. In our modern and post-modern world, many traditionalists, as well as unorthodox stakeholders, acknowledge that clearly many seemingly contradictory ideas and objects of meaning are being forced to come in contact with each other, sometimes with great resistance from both sides. No matter how great the resistance, the passage of time, and the constant cultural shifts of the modern age will reshape many sacred group stories — often removing the “sacred’ from them. Whether these shifts are imposed from outside or suddenly happen through some natural evolution, these changes will take place no matter how great the resistance to them may be. In time, group stories may:
· Lose their importance and simply fade away
· Be absorbed or dominated by a newer story.
· Morph into a new myth that reflects the new elements of modern culture.
· Take on greater meaning and status.
You have your own stories, legends, and sacred myths, haven’t you? I’m sure many of them are just made up. Many group stories are made up as well.
Who is to say, whose reality is the best one?
Who is to say that some two or three-thousand-year-old sacred story or sacred text isn’t just some made-up stuff? Here is the key point for the student of the Wisdom Path — Never judge someone else’s sacred myth or how someone else chooses to live his or her life.
Focus on creating your new story, legend, or myth. Create one that is rooted in love. The intention to live with and through love, compassion, and kindness will help us to create new communities rooted in love, compassion, and kindness. Once you have done this you can discard your stories.
I’m the author: I am a game theorist and a teacher on peak performance. I am also a storyteller and self-improvement coach offering advice for innovators of all levels.
I am always exploring trends, innovations, areas of interest, and solutions to build new stories upon. Again, if you have any ideas you would like me to write about just email me at LewisCoaches@gmail.com