Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Guest Philosopher: Joseph Campbell

Decided to share some words of wisdom from someone much wiser than I. Although I've collected hundreds more, here are a selected few.~~GHC

(In my rush to get the post up right at midnight, I neglected to check the formatting earlier. It should be good now. Sorry about that. ~Ginger)
"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are." ¯ Joseph Campbell 
"Life is like arriving late for a movie, having to figure out what was going on without bothering everybody with a lot of questions, and then being unexpectedly called away before you find out how it ends." ¯ Joseph CampbellCreative Mythology: The Masks of God 4
"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek." ¯ Joseph Campbell
"If you are falling....dive." ¯ Joseph Campbell *This may be the most important quote in this post*
"If the path before you is clear, you're probably on someone else's." ¯ Joseph Campbell
"Where you stumble and fall, there you will find gold." ¯ Joseph Campbell
"We're not on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves. But in doing that you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes." ¯ Joseph Campbell
"All religions are true but none are literal." ¯ Joseph Campbell
"Regrets are illuminations come too late." ¯ Joseph CampbellThe Hero with a Thousand Faces  (No Regrets)
"A bit of advice Given to a young Native American At the time of his initiation: As you go the way of life, You will see a great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think." ¯ Joseph Campbell
"You enter the forest at the darkest point,where there is no path.¯ Joseph CampbellThe Hero's Journey: Joseph Campbell on His Life & Work
"The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure " ¯ Joseph Campbell
"The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light." ¯ Joseph Campbell
"The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience; here is the place to have the experience." ¯ Joseph Campbell
"As you proceed through life, following your own path, birds will shit on you. Don't bother to brush it off. Getting a comedic view of your situation gives you spiritual distance. Having a sense of humor saves you." ¯ Joseph Campbell

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