Coming together

I think what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.*
(Joseph Campbell)

Opening hearts and minds starts the process of moving beyond our own views and agendas so that we can start to connect with one another and truly work together to create new systems.**
(Peter Senge)

I enjoyed the way these two quotes came together today.

When our inner and outer lives come together so we experience the rapture of being alive, and we come together with others also exploring and experiencing such a coming together in their lives, then new better ways come closer.

I just had to share Joseph Campbell’s words with someone exploring their values today.

They excitedly exclaimed how they loved them, Campbell describing the experience this person hoped their clients would be able to have through better opportunities in life.

Sometimes all we have to do is come together with some new words to be encouraged and inspired: open hearts and minds, as Peter Senge writes.

*Joseph Campbell, from Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers’ The Power of Myth;
**From Peter Senge’s The Necessary Revolution.

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