We cannot have a living mythology without a close personal relationship with the Mystery at the heart of life and being. If we cannot honor the Mystery with fealty, filial devotion and liege loyalty, we are spiritually dead beyond the hope of resurrection. Spiritual life flows from what we know without knowing how we know, and without being able to explain what we know. Words do not go where the spirit lives. Talk, talk, talk cannot say what silence can reveal. Awe, wonder, radiance, splendor, fascination... carry us beyond words into the presence of Mystery, beyond which we cannot go. But, we must be able to go at least that far to have a sense of more than words can say. The beginning of understanding.
What means the most to you? Start there. Live in ways that enhance your relationship with that. Allow your relationship with that to lead you into what's next, all along the way. What means the most to me are: Sincerity Integrity Fealty Devotion Loyalty Affection Compassion And spending time in the presence of those exuding/exhibiting/expressing those things. Just finding people like that is more difficult than it ought to be. So I live seeking what's worth living for. Don't we all? "Be what you seek" is the best guidance I've found. That's hard enough.
It takes too long to grow up. By the time we are at the point of living out of what we know to be so, instead of what someone else tells us is so, we are too old to do much of anything, and can't remember where we put the car keys, or the checkbook. Some good maturity does us. We need more time with our faculties up and operational. It's hard to find anyone to talk to who knows what they are talking about. Everybody is saying what they heard someone else say. You hardly ever hear anyone talking about what they know to be so. It's all about what they believe to be so. Opinions are everywhere. God is an opinion. A large collection of opinions. Heaven and hell are opinions. Hearsay. We have people parading around as experts on God, heaven and hell, saying what they got from someone else, who got it from someone else, who got it... Here's what I know to be an absolute, incontestable fact: It's nothing but chance all the way down, and nothing but Mystery at the bottom. If anybody tells you anything different, they are just making it up.