In my early twenties, I discovered the works of Joseph Campbell, a scholar and authority on the study of comparative religion and ancient myth. His work has informed my world view ever since. He coined the phrase “Follow your bliss”; as a coach, I love that philosophy but it goes much deeper than those three words. We are each here for a special purpose and each person’s journey is of equal significance. Once we are free from the illusions that keep us from seeing ourselves as we truly are, perfect with limitless possibility, we transform.
When we shed the illusion of separation, we are able to perceive that which is divine and we are at peace in knowing that we too are divinity. Our true mission—our adventure in this life—is to reveal our authentic purpose and share it with the world; it is our most profound responsibility.
“Furthermore, we have not even to risk the journey alone; for the heroes of all time have gone before us; the labyrinth is thoroughly known; we have only to follow the thread of the hero-path. And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.”
– Joseph Campbell