Joseph John Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) was an American mythologist who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work covers many aspects of the human experience. Campbell’s magnum opus is his book The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), in which he discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world mythologies. Since the book’s publication, Campbell’s theory has been consciously applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists. His philosophy has been summarized by his own often repeated phrase: “Follow your bliss.”
“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…. Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.”
Did you know that it is YOU that brings meaning to your life? Not your parents, your children or even your mate!
And the meaning we give our lives is what it is. In other words, if we decide to be a producer or manufacturer, that is the part of our life that gives us meaning. It does not matter what we choose, the meaning of our lives is what we decide it will be.
Joseph is famous for his immortal phrase: “Follow your bliss”. When we follow the activities that make us happy, we create meaning in our lives When we follow our meaningful bliss, we will see doors open for us.
Isn’t the Universe wonderful! All we need to do is make that first step towards our personal bliss or happiness!
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