The Call to Adventure

Cultivate Clarity

I recently found an old notebook full of little scraps of paper with quotations I’ve been tacking onto bulletin boards and taping onto walls since college. Here’s one from the great Joseph Campbell that leapt out at me as much this morning as it did when I scribbled it down many years ago.

SAM_2791If what you are following, however, is your own true adventure, if it is something appropriate to your deep spiritual need or readiness, then magical guides will appear to help you. If you say, “Everyone’s going on this trip this year and I’m going, too,” then no guides will appear. Your adventure has to be coming right out of your own interior.

If you’re ready for it, then doors will open where there were no doors before, and where there would not be doors for anyone else. And you must have courage. It’s the call to adventure, which means there…

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