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Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves
by Joseph Campbell

Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves
come when life seems most challenging.
- Joseph Campbell

Related topics: Motivational Positive

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

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

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

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell


 

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- 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.
- Joseph Campbell

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

The big question is whether you are going to be able
to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
- Joseph Campbell

When you make the sacrifice in marriage,
you're sacrificing not to each other
but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

God is a metaphor for that which transcends
all levels of intellectual thought.
It's as simple as that.
- Joseph Campbell

When you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you
that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Your sacred space is where you can
find yourself again and again.
- Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss and doors will open
where there were no doors before.
- Joseph Campbell

Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
- Joseph Campbell

God is Within You!
You yourself are the creator.
If you find that place within you
from which you brought this thing about,
you will be able to live with it and affirm it,
perhaps even enjoy it, as your life.
- Joseph Campbell

It is by going down into the abyss
that we recover the treasures of life.
Where you stumble, there lies your treasure.
- Joseph Campbell

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

I think the person who takes a job in order to live -
that is to say, for the money -
has turned himself into a slave.
- Joseph Campbell

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

Love is a friendship set to music.
- Joseph Campbell

When you follow your bliss... doors will open
where you would not have thought there would be doors,
and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

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

Is the system going to flatten you out
and deny you your humanity,
or are you going to be able to make use of the system
to the attainment of human purposes?
- Joseph Campbell

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

One way or another, we all have to find
what best fosters the flowering of our humanity
in this contemporary life,
and dedicate ourselves to that.
- Joseph Campbell

I don't have to have faith, I have experience.
- Joseph Campbell

Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world.
We cannot cure the world of sorrows,
but we can choose to live in joy.
- Joseph Campbell

When you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living.
When you can see that, you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid,
and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

When people get married because they think
it's a long-time love affair,
they'll be divorced very soon,
because all love affairs end in disappointment.
But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors
where there were only walls.
- Joseph Campbell

God is a metaphor for that which trancends all levels of intellectual thought.
It's as simple as that.
- Joseph Campbell

Computers are like Old Testament gods;
lots of rules and no mercy.
- Joseph Campbell

Every religion is true one way or another.
It is true when understood metaphorically.
But when it gets stuck in its own metaphors,
interpreting them as facts, then you are in trouble.
- Joseph Campbell

Great opportunities to help others seldom come,
but small ones surround us every day.
- Sally Koch

If you wait for opportunities to occur,
you will be one of the crowd.
- Edward de Bono

I am ready and willing to seize the opportunities life offers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Difficulties mastered are opportunities won.
- Winston Churchill

The world is all gates, all opportunities,
strings of tension waiting to be struck.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every decision you make - every decision -
is not a decision about what to do.
It's a decision about Who You Are.
When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes.
You begin to see life in a new way.
All events, occurrences, and situations
turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Being a role model is the most powerful form of educating.
Youngsters need good models more than they need critics.
It's one of a parent's greatest responsibilities and opportunities.
- John Wooden

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
- Sun Tzu

Wonder what opportunities you pass, unwittingly,
because your hands are so busy clasping
what you think you have always known.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry Kaiser

I say "YES" to the opportunities life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I love the comic opportunities that come up in the
context of a father-son relationship.
- Harrison Ford

While the laughter of joy is in
full harmony with our deeper life,
the laughter of amusement
should be kept apart from it.
The danger is too great of thus learning
to look at solemn things in a spirit of mockery,
and to seek in them opportunities for exercising wit.
- Lewis Carroll

Wise men make more opportunities than they find.
- Francis Bacon

What new technology does is create new opportunities
to do a job that customers want done.
- Tim O'Reilly

We are taking challenges and turning them into opportunities by developing homegrown,
local energy production to become independent from foreign sources.
- Mitch Daniels

An arts education helps build academic skills and increase academic performance,
while also providing alternative opportunities to reward
the skills of children who learn differently.
- Gavin Newsom

The reality is that we have missed a lot of opportunities
in Iraq because of a failed policy.
- Marty Meehan

For the metropolis presents the peculiar conditions
which are revealed to us as the opportunities and the
stimuli for the development of both these ways of allocating roles to men.
- Georg Simmel

Let's use the opportunities before us to stand for Christ.
If we will do, God himself will honor our efforts and America can be restored.
- Randall Terry

Every industry is going to be affected (by the aging population).
This creates tremendous opportunities and tremendous challenges.
- Pat Conroy

The people who have recently come to this country to
work and better their lives should be given the same
opportunities that our parents,
grandparents, and ancestors were given.
- Jose Serrano

If every year is a marble, how many marbles do you
have left? How many sunrises,
how many opportunities to rise to the full stature of your being?
- Joy Page

Those opportunities to play in championship games are few and far between.
- Jack Youngblood

When I don't plumb the depths or the opportunities of each day,
I don't have joy.
- Victoria Principal

I would like to do a science fiction film some day.
Star Wars seems really to have destroyed the genre,
which at one time offered great musical opportunities.
- Carter Burwell

So that's my philosophy: If you believe in yourself,
the chances and the opportunities will come around.
- Mindy Cohn

But we have created a society that does not allow opportunities
for those people to take care of themselves because
we have denied them those opportunities.
- Muhammad Yunus

Baseball is a lot like life.
It's a day-to-day existence, full of ups and downs.
You make the most of your opportunities in baseball as you do in life.
- Ernie Harwell

It sometimes seems that intense desire creates not
only its own opportunities,
but its own talents.
- Eric Hoffer

High status males had multiple wives or additional
mating opportunities in the ancestral environment.
- Keith Henson


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