Monomyth: The Hero’s Journey

Joseph Campbell in Monomyth: The Hero’s Journey describes a set of principles that every hero embraces to get ready for his or her adventure into the unknown. He asserts that the act of being born into this world is a heroic act in itself that we all experience when we leave our mother’s womb. As we grow, we develop courage and personal responsibility so that we can face whatever trials, temptations or nemesis we were destined, designed or otherwise bound to face.  Once we achieve the victory, we return to the “ordinary” world to bestow the “boon” to others who have not yet embarked on their journey. We’re ALL heroes!

Once you die to self and acknowledge someone bigger is part of you, you are resurrected as part of that someone, thus “arrive” in your final immortal form. As he says, “What is sad about that?”

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