Now that we’ve considered the road that may lie ahead of us, let’s talk about our personal responsibility. Perhaps a responsibility to walk that road, together, or perhaps to travel on our own, off the beaten path, off the road.
There are a multitude of opportunities ahead of us and no two are similar—it is primarily a question of what is, or who is, calling us.
A journey of personal exploration if you will.
This morning, I came across a passage from Pathway to Bliss, a book by mythologist Joseph Campbell, that I quoted in response to a blog post more than five years ago. It may not be coming back by pure coincidence and it feels like the perfect quote to support and illustrate this week’s theme.
I will let you consider how this applies to each and everyone of us, regardless of where we stand … at the beginning of the road.
The chapter is Personal Myth.
“There are something like 18 billion cells in the brain alone. There are no two brains alike; there are no two hands alike; there are no two human beings alike. You can take your instructions and your guidance from others but you must find your own path, just like one of Arthur’s knights seeking the Grail in the forest.
It is this quality of the Occidental spirit that strikes other cultures as so silly and romantic. What is it we are questing for? It is the fulfillment of that which is potential in each of us. Questing for is not an ego trip; it is an adventure to bring into fulfillment our gift to the world, which is yourself.
There’s nothing you can do that is more important than being fulfilled. You become a sign, you become a signal, transparent to transcendence; in this way, you will find, live and become a realization of your own personal myth.”
Here is the link to the Facebook invitation: