LEAVE IT TO PEEVER
The wisdom of Joseph Campbell
— Life is without meaning. You bring the meaning to it. The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.
— Hell is life drying up.
— To refuse the call means stagnation.
— Follow your bliss.
— Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
— There is no security in following the call to adventure.
— You become mature when you become the authority for your own life.
— Work begins when you don’t like what you’re doing.
— We are all Christ’s and don’t realize it.
— If you fix on yourself and your tradition, believing you alone have got “It,” you’ve removed yourself from the rest of mankind.
— Love informs the whole universe right down into the abyss of hell.
— Male = social order
Female = nature order.
The male’s job is to relate to life.
The female’s job is to become it.
— What is your religion telling you? How to be a Catholic? A Jew? Or how to be a human being?
— All we really want to do is dance.
— We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
— If you want the whole thing, the gods will give it to you. But you must be ready for it.
— A bit of advice given to a young Native American at the time of his initiation: “As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm. JUMP. It is not as wide as you think.”
— Marriage is not a love affair, its an ordeal. It is a religious exercise, a sacrament, the grace of participating in another life.
— If you follow your bliss, you will always have your bliss, money or not. If you follow money, you may lose it, and you will have nothing.
— The Kingdom of the Father is not going to come through expectation. We bring it about in our own hearts.
— You cannot make an omelet without breaking eggs.