I asked myself, What is the myth you are living? and found that I did not know. So .I took it upon myself to get to know my myth, and I regarded this as the task of tasks..I simply had to know what unconscious or preconscious myth was forming me. C. G. Jung
The Portable Jung
I was born and raised as a child in Mexico, a country steeped in mythology. My Catholic upbringing filled me with superstitions that would impact important life changing decisions like joining the Watchtower. I was drawn by the logical explanation of some of my fundamental questions about life. At that time, being an adolescent I lacked the maturity and factual information now readily available on the web. In due time I came to recognize that I had traded my Catholic mythology for that of the Watchtower.
The Watchtower mythology had formed me into a walking path -o- logical library of lies created by the Watchtower leadership. Upon reading the factual writings of Franz and others I was able to discard the entire silly set of doctrinal myths. Many ex JWs like myself will never trust much less join another organized religion based on the betrayal of our trust and the dire consequences of divorcing ourselves from the Watchtower.
Reaching my forty-fifth birthday, I once again had to do some introspection and find out what myths were forming me. Much to my dismay I again found I had filled that void with other myths. As a researcher and a practitioner in the human development field, I now find it very interesting to access in others their mythology and see the generative effect it has in their life.
We should be ready to revise any belief, we should change a belief where there is compelling reason to change it, and we should not change a belief wantonly without some good reason. The first point needs intellectual courage, the second, intellectual honesty, and the third, wise restraint. Do not believe anything but question only what is worth questioning. I invite you to do your own exploration of what myth is forming you in either aiding or limiting you from evolving to your own bliss.
We should know what our convictions are, and stand for them. Upon ones own philosophy, conscious or unconscious, depends ones ultimate interpretation of facts. Therefore it is wise to be as clear as possible about ones subjective principles. As the man is so will be his ultimate truth. C Jung