What’s holding us back?

Furthermore, we have no even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is fully known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to have found an abomination, we shall find a god. And where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves. Where we had thought to travel outward, we will come to the centre of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with all the world.*
(Joseph Campbell)

In his gentle but powerful tale of four companions brought together in life’s journey, Charlie Mackesy writes:

Isn’t it odd. We can only see your outsides, but nearly everything happens on the inside.**

Our inside world can be the most difficult of all to journey through; Edward Deci claims,

The starting place for change is accepting oneself and taking an interest in one’s inner world.^

I hope you’ve been identifying many amazing things about yourself over these days of exploring all that you have to gather, aggregate, elevate, name and prove.

Joseph Campbell helps adds a mythological level to what we’ve been doing. Using Rohit Bhargava’s five steps for identifying future trends has led us into what Campbell identifies as the hero’s journey. Including how overcoming the self who stands in the way, we are able to come to the centre of our existence and know who is our True Self and what is our contribution more clearly and strongly than ever.

I’ll share more in my next post, but here’s a little video about the hero’s journey to watch. If you’ve been gathering, aggregating, elevating, naming and proving over these last few days, see how you identify your journey with the hero’s journey.

*From Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers’ The Power of Myth;
**From Charlie Mackesy’s The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse.
^From Edward Deci’s Why We Do What We Do;

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  1. Pingback: Letting go and letting come, keep moving | THIN|SILENCE

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