#154 – The Hero’s Journey

The greatest burden in life is to have a great potential.
Charlie Brown

As our experience on this beautiful planet becomes ever more “dicey” many of us feel increasingly powerless and hence more fearful. Fortunately for us the opposite is true. We are not at risk and there is no reason to be afraid. All of humanity is in search of authentic power and security but unfortunately most of us are unaware that we are doing this or how to do it consciously. Listen carefully, because what you are about to hear could transform the experience you are having as life in the Global Village enters yet again into a dystopian “Dark Age.”

If you choose to change the direction of your life and go forward consciously in search of enhanced awareness, you can do this now. This process is often called “The Hero’s Journey” and is the life we are all engaged in and have always been “experiencing.”

We live within a story that we tell ourselves and we are surrounded by insightful people who will help us with our search for the truth of our authentic identity. We also have our own inner wisdom which we can call on when we learn how to do that. It is high time that we begin to change our narrative.

Joseph Campbell, the American professor best known for his work in comparative mythology, is a good source for deepening our understanding of the Hero’s Journey. “This statement of what the need is and want it must come from you, not from the machine, and not from the government that’s teaching you, or not even from the clergy. It has to come from one’s own inside, and the minute you let that drop and take what the dictation of the time is instead of the dictation of your own eternity, you have capitulated to the devil. And you’re in hell.” (1)

If our ready to commit to The Hero’s Journey out of hell click on the link below.

Insight # 154:  “At its best, the stance of detachment produces clear-minded analysis.” (2)

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References: 

  1. Campbell, Joseph. The Hero’s Journey, New York: Harper, 1990, page 182.
  2. Frager, Robert. Who Am I? Personality Types for Self-Discovery, New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1994, page 246.

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