As we love ourselves, we move toward our own bliss

May 9, 2015

"As we love ourselves, we move toward our own bliss, which by Joseph Campbell meant our highest enthusiasm. The word entheos means "god-filled." Moving toward that which fills us with the godhood, that place where time is not, is all we need to do to change the world around us." "I have found that you have only to take that one step toward the gods and they will then take ten steps toward you. That step, the heroic first step of the journey, is out of, or over the edge of, your boundaries, and it often must be taken before you know that you will be supported. The hero's journey has been compared to a birth; it starts out warm and snug in a safe place then comes a signal, growing more insistent, that it is time to leave. To stay beyond your time is to putrify. Without the blood and tearing and pain, there is no new life."

 

Source: Osborn, Diane, excerpt from A Joseph Campbell Companion

 

 

 

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