The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
What you have to do, you do with play.
The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
The warrior’s approach is to say “yes” to life: “yea” to it all.
Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world
We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
When we talk about settling the world’s problems, we’re barking up the wrong tree.
The world is perfect. It’s a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the live that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
It we fix on the old, we get stuck.
When we hang onto any form, we are in danger of putrefaction.
Hell is life drying up.
The Hoarder, the one in us that wants to keep, to hold on, must be killed
If we are hanging onto the form now, we’re not ring to have the form next.
You can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs.
Destruction before creation.
from A Joseph Campbell Companion
There are days when I really need an old friend and kinds words.
Thank you, God, for Joseph Campbell.
Many thanks to Diane M. Tolzman for allowing me to use her breathtaking picture taken at Clear Lake Resort.