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Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world.
by 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

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

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 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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love is a friendship set to music.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It's the Consciousness with which we participate
in activities that makes the difference.
- Michael Beckwith

Manage through the uncertainties.
Practice appropriate actions and participate in healthy choices.
Value and celebrate the loyalty of the individuals around you:
celebrate their competencies and successes, as well as your own.
Build up your circle and reinforce it at every opportunity.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

My husband melted my heart the day he asked me,
"Can I participate in your wonder?"
In whose wonder do you get to participate today?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in
politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
- Plato

The idea of the show is that it's active and that children
will become involved and watch the show,
but also participate in the show.
And I didn't know if that would work.
- Steve Burns

There are some common problems in the Balkans in the
settlement of which Bulgaria should also participate.
- Todor Zhivkov

What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common
is not gender or ethnic background,
but motivation, perseverance, and desire -
the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
- Ellen Ochoa

Tradition can, to be sure, participate in a creation,
but it can no longer be creative itself.
- Kenzo Tange

I am proud to be in the Senate.
I have always been proud to be a part of our political system.
It is a remarkable privilege to participate in this system of ours.
- Byron Dorgan

In the end, that's what this election is about.
Do we participate in a politics of cynicism or a politics of hope?
- Barack Obama

The beauty of this country and what people participate
in is the competitive nature that we allow to exist
and the fact is that we are better because we have great competitors.
- Lee Scott

Blogs are a great way to monitor and even participate
in the chatter about your new site.
- Mike Davidson

They decided to let immigrants in and I am an immigrant.
They gave us a chance to participate in this country's life and I took it.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali

I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to
participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.
- George Weah

Yet the march toward freedom is not without its hazards
or its casualties and the threats of violence aimed
at Iraqis who participate in the election will be dealt with accordingly.
- Jim Gerlach

Those of us who participate realize the incredible honor bestowed on us,
but to really understand the true scope and depth of
the movement requires more investigation and concentration.
- Bill Toomey

It is absolutely essential that the oppressed participate
in the revolutionary process with an increasingly critical
awareness of their role as subjects of the transformation.
- Paulo Freire

You don't have to buy from anyone.
You don't have to work at any particular job.
You don't have to participate in any given relationship.
You can choose.
- Harry Browne

The democratic process is only as great as the people who participate in it.
- Jeff Miller

When given the chance, women have proven they will
participate in the electoral process.
- Ginny B. Waite

When I was skating you had to participate in every thing.
- Eric Heiden

The notion of religious liberty is that you cannot
be forced to participate in a religious ceremony that's
not of your choosing simply because you're out-voted.
- Ira Glasser

I don't support abortion.
I could never participate in one.
But I think it would be a mistake to make them illegal again.
- Jesse Ventura

The hidden child wants to be able to participate and to co-create in art,
rather than being simply an admiring viewer.
- Christian Morgenstern

I like a movie that the audience actively has to participate in,
and not just casually observe.
Whatever my part in it, just as an audience member,
I find that exciting.
- Jennifer Jason Leigh

We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must
be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
- Judith Martin

I shall participate, I shall contribute,
and in so doing, I will be the gainer.
- Walter Annenberg

Everybody has to be able to participate in a future
that they want to live for.
That's what technology can do.
- Dean Kamen

We like where we live and we wanna participate in our
neighbourhoods and communities and stuff and try to-
we're not like benevolent-
it's pretty basic.
- Jon Fishman

However, I believe that it would be difficult to have
legitimate scientists agree to participate.
- James Randi

I opposed Clinton's budget deal in 1997 because he
brought in $115 billion cut in Medicare that created
greater pressure for providers not to participate.
- David Obey

My desire to participate in the business is not to make more crap.
- Lisa Bonet

This is what you work for, putting all the other crap that you hear aside.
Just being able to participate in a World Series is pretty much everything.
But you do want to win!
- Bobby Bonilla


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