These words by Joseph Campbell have always resonated with me. They speak to my intention for this blog, that it might just open the door that has always been waiting for someone, someone who just needs a little companionship or encouragement to follow their bliss
I am reminded of Mary Oliver’s poem, “The Journey,” in which she implores us to save the only life we can, our own. (The poem is posted on my Home page.)
I won’t let anyone convince me that following my bliss is a selfish, egocentric, narcissistic act. No, it is an honest act; I have to tell the truth to myself and others. It’s a courageous act; situations change when I open doors. Most importantly, it is a spiritual act; I find myself in the presence of something beyond myself, call it Divine Presence, The Holy, God.
Here's the fuller quote.
"If you 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. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the 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."