To me, Joseph Campbell is a sage. Two of my favorite quotes are:
“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”
“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.”
– Joseph Campbell
I bet I’ve read these quotes over 100 times. The first reminds me that sometimes we are clinging tenaciously to old paths, and by doing so, we miss new opportunities. The second reminds me to follow my bliss no matter what. If you follow your passion, doors will open that you never expected.
I read these quotes over and over. Every time, I get new meaning from them. Today’s meaning for me is simply to start down the path. You have to take the first step.
There’s something new we all need to do today to follow our bliss. Maybe it’s a small thing, maybe it’s big thing. Either way, there’s someone we can tell. Someone we can confide in. Someone that can help us.
What one thing can you do today to start down the path?