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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Five Quotes from Joseph Campbell


"If you do follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be."
  
"I think the person who takes a job in order to live - that is to say, for the money - has turned himself into a slave."

"People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances without own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive." 

"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." 

"Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer." 

To learn more about Joseph Campbell click here or here.

1 comment:

PaddyAnne said...

Thanks for posting this and adding the links - its just what I needed to read today.
I've watched the Bill Moyer interviews with Joseph Campbell a few times now, and they are always very compelling.