“FOLLOW YOUR BLISS”

Joseph Campbell was perhaps the world’s foremost scholar of Mythology. No one was more familiar with the deeper meaning of intuitive “flow” …he studied many cultures with different myths pointing toward the underlying experience of intrinsic bliss.

Bliss is an intuitive feeling and can be easily ignored by our rational mind which is preoccupied with the success of a personal self.

However when we put aside our awareness of the rational mind we may discover intuitive blissful feelings waiting to be expressed… It is the expression of these feelings that can give us intrinsic meaning to our life not available through the success of a personal self… During blissful experiences we are free from the burdensome expectations characteristic of the rational mind…a few meaningful quotes from Joseph Campbell:

“My general formula for my students is “Follow your bliss.” Find where it is, and don’t be afraid to follow it… doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.”

“Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it…the meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be…the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.”

“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging…the big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure...we must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us…we’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value”

“What each must seek in his life is something out of our own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else… your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again.”

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  1. Thank you for this wonderful web site; it reminds me that there is more, much more going on in the world than what is reported on CNN – Marion

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