10 existential thoughts of Joseph Campbell

I don’t think people are really seeking the meaning of Life. I think we’re seeking an experience of being alive…we want to feel the rapture of being alive.

Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived. Follow the path that is no path, follow your bliss.

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.

You’ve got to say yes to this miracle of life as it is, not on condition that it follow your rules.

If you are to advance, all fixed ideas must go.

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

Nietzsche was the one who did the job for me. At a certain moment in his life, the idea came to him of what he called “the love of your fate.” Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, “This is what I need.” It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment-not discouragement-you will find the strength is there. Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege! This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will have a chance to flow.

All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.

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