"Follow your bliss and the Universe will open doors where there were only walls" ~ Joseph Campbell
These seminal words set me off on my spiritual quest nearly 25 years ago and every time I watch Joseph Campbell's dialogue with Bill Moyers on PBS or glance through The Hero with a Thousand Faces I always remember why I do what I do and why I called my production company and our 11,000 member group here on Linkedin "Universal Quest."
He also said, "I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive." In Campbell's description of the Quest or Monomyth Hero(ine)'s journey, the questor has to go through 3 main phases in their adventure - The Separation or Call to Action (when your whole life gets disrupted by an event, a force or a person or an idea); The Initiation or the Quest (when the quester goes through adventures, experiences, obstacles, meets wisdom, encounters attractions and learns the secret to their bliss - sometimes through fire); and finally The Return (the return to the family, the tribe, home to rediscover it and share new wisdom with the people you left behind at the start).
"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time" ~ T.S. Eliot
So as Joseph Campbell would always say and now I request this of all of you: Always, always, always follow your bliss!
Come and join us at Universal Quest to continue this dialogue and to share your adventures.