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WALKING ON WATER
“Do you believe that you can walk on water?”¹
YES, I DO
To walk on water is one of the most ancient myths of humanity.
Myths are clues to the spiritual potentialities of the human life.
It belongs to immemorial times, many cultures and different spiritual traditions. It can be found all around pervading the collective subconscious of humanity.
Every religion is true in one way or another. It is true when understood metaphorically. But when it gets stuck in its own metaphor, interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.
To walk on water also appears as a recurrent dream of men and women from different places along the evolution of human kind and it is one more indication of its universal quality and power of transforming myth.
Through dreams a door is opened to mythology since myths are of the nature of dreams, and that, as dreams arise from an inward world unknown to waking consciouness, so do myths; so, indeed does life.
Myths are public dreams. Dreams are private myths.
To walk on water has a mythic meaning of being able to realize the impossible in you, and through this journey of developing your potential, of becoming self aware, of making dreams come true, of finding your unique path in life and walking it, regardless all the internal and external obstacles, you also become able of changing the circumstances and the reality around you for the better.
One thing that comes out in myths is that at the bottom of the abyss comes the voice of salvation. The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.
The importance of the myth lives in its inherent capacity to trigger transformation, change and renewal. WE MUST BELIEVE THAT INSTEAD OF DROWNING IN DISBELIEF, WE ARE MADE TO BE PUSHED AND MOTIVATED BY MYTHS, WE ARE TRULY MADE TO REALIZE OUR DREAMS AND TO BE THE AGENTS OF CHANGE OF OUR PLACE AND OUR TIME.
I believe in mythology. I guess I share Joseph Campbell’s notion that a culture or society without mythology would die, and we are close to that.
1 – Extract of the lyrics by 30 Seconds to Mars – WALK On WATER