I have admired Joseph Campbell for a long time. There is a podcast of an interview with him that I have listened to a lot.
In it he talks with a journalist, Bill Moyers, about his life’s work.
He was a researcher into humans and how we use story to make sense of the world.
He has this idea that all humans have a path, and when they follow that path things become more straight forward. He says you have to follow your bliss. You know when you are following your bliss because everything about you changes, you become clearer and walk more confidently towards this thing.
I don’t imagine he means that there are never difficult times. I think he means that no matter how difficult things are you know that this is what you are meant to be doing so you use the challenge to make you stronger.
It is a very appealing idea.
It would be nice to know, with certainty, that I was on the right path.
I feel torn. I feel like I understand a lot about what my bliss is and I feel like I have no idea what it is.
I wonder if my expectations around what I think it should be get in the way of what it really is?
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