Heart-work

Any life career that you choose in following your bliss should be chosen with that sense – that nobody can frighten me off from this thing.  And no matter what, this is the validation of my life and action.*
(Joseph Campbell)

Do the emotional work of working on things that others fear.’**
(Seth Godin)

Bliss is Joseph Campbell’s word for our purpose or calling in life.  It is connected with the hero’s journey.  The deep search for something in life that matters more than anything else, the obtaining of the boon to be brought back as a contribution into the life of their family or tribe or community.

There comes a point in the difference we want to make in life when our head understanding is not enough.  There comes a point when only knowing and feeling it deep down in the core of our being will make it possible to keep going.

So we stay open.  Yes, we keep opening our minds but we also open our hearts, to allow ourselves to feel it, turning our attention to the zing, the energy, connecting with our generative core, and open the will and keep producing.

(*Joseph Campbell, from Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers’ The Power of Myth.)
(**From Seth Godin’s Whatcha Gonna Do With That Duck?)

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