A Personal Myth is a story that affects your behavior.
Personal mythology determines everything about you: your beliefs, who you love, what you buy. It has shaped who you are today and who you will become. It is the universe of your Inner Space.
When viewing a tiger through scientist’s lenses, a tiger is a mammal (panthera tigris), largest species of its family, felidae. When viewing the tiger through an environmentalist’s lenses the tiger is an endangered species, and a victim of human interference. Through the Mythologist’s Lens we focus on the archetypal of the tiger: power, majesty, grace, and regality.
Are Myths False, Lies, or Wrong?
For an individual who believes in it, a personal myth is never right or wrong in terms of facts. The mere belief in a personal myth assumes that it is true. In fact, this belief is often powerful enough to overpower factual truth and so you must be vigilant in the use of your Mythologist’s Lenses in order to see why you have adopted certain stars into your constellation of beliefs.
There is always a counter-myth. Many people in the world hold the myth that “Life is for relaxing and enjoying. Appreciate what you already have.” while many others believe “You aren’t worth anything unless you work hard.” Now of the two myths – who is right? Both of course.
Conclusion and The Power of Personal Mythology
Like a dream, personal mythology may be acted upon or act upon you. It happens to you and happens from you. If you do not have the tools to see it, it will determine for you, who you love, what you buy, how you think. But if you develop the tools, not only can you stop from being under its control, you can literally build the world within your Inner Space, thus changing every aspect of who you are into every way you wish to be.
The MyMythos and MyMythos Kids projects aim to provide you and your family with the tools to develop your personal mythology – the meanings in your life. Through personal mythology you will find better ways to improve your self, diet, parenting, grief, sleep, the possibilities are endless.
“Sidian Morning Star Jones has grasped the profound nature of personal mythology and has developed a series of ingenious exercises and techniques that bring personal mythology into the 21st century.”
– Stanley Krippner PhD.