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Each one of us is
pursuing a journey
into the unknown...
The Journey of Life.



Some of us fail to realize our sense of purpose — lost in materialism or worrying what others expect us to be. But a few perceive a glimpse of truth — what each soul is intended to be. This is the journey of the hero and it is a wonderful journey. Each one of us has the potential to create our own mythology in which we follow the hero's path and ultimately face the divine.

Each one of us is a mythic hero with the gift of life as our boon. Our choices make the richness of that boon apparent. What choices will you make in this life to realize bliss in the here-and-now? At what point will you leave selfish decisions behind and realize your part in the grand universe?

To follow your bliss is not specifically "to be happy" which is essentially a "me" thing; it goes beyond that definition.

Rather, BLISS is to lose yourself fully in what you are meant to be — even while there is difficulty and pain. When you are truly following your bliss, you have no sense of time, but instead are actually touching the eternal.

Whether it be writing, teaching, running, building, performing, painting... only you can fill in the blank defining bliss for your own life - Find IT! Do IT! Be IT!

…If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a 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. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open doors to you. I say follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.

--Joseph Campbell,
The Power of Myth, p.150

The intent of this site is to encourage others to discover the mythic hero within themselves...You will be introduced to the stages of the Hero's Journey and, if you are interested, please consider submitting your heroic discoveries to be published.

First, please read the Overview of Joseph Campbell's, "The Hero with a Thousand Faces," to familiarize yourself with the steps in the Hero's Journey...and read an example essay discussing whether the Harry Potter series comprises qualities of a New "World Mythology."

Until next time, follow your bliss...We'll be following ours in developing more examples to share with you!


Last updated: 14-Jan-2012

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