Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Morning Tribute to Joseph Campbell 6/22/10

"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."

"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls."

"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive."

"Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths."

"The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature."

"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging."

"When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness."

"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and again."

~Joseph Campbell

Monday, June 14, 2010

"Self deception often arises because you are afraid of your own intelligence and afraid you won't be able to deal properly with your life. You are unable to acknowledge your own innate wisdom. Instead, you see wisdom as some monumental thing outside of yourself. That attitude has to be overcome." -CTR, Shambhala: Sacred Path of the Warrior

Saturday, June 05, 2010

"...For when you experience bliss, it's a sign that desire has temporarily dissolved. When you experience real clarity, it's a sign that aggression has temporarily ceased. When you experience a state of absence of thought, it's a sign that your ignorance has temporarily died. By themselves they are good experiences, but if you get attached to them, they become obstacles."


Thursday, June 03, 2010

"Look at the sun. The sun is shining. Nobody polishes the sun. The sun
just shines. Look at the moon, the sky, the world at its best.
Unfortunately, we human beings try to fit everything into
conditionality. We try to make something out of nothing. We have messed
everything up. That's our problem. We have to go back to the
...sun and the moon, to dragons, tigers, lions, garudas."