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What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
by 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

Related topics: Wisdom Self Honor Purpose

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Love is a friendship set to music.
- 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... 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

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

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

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

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

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

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We seek opinions that are likely to
support what we want to be true.
- Thomas Gilovich

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
- The Buddha

The means we use must be as pure
as the ends we seek.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your task is not to seek for love,
but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself
that you have built against it.
- Rumi

Ask and it will be given to you;
seek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.
- Matthew 7:7

All your anxiety is because of your desire for harmony.
Seek disharmony, then you will gain peace.
- Rumi

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

What we seek we shall find; what we flee from flees from us.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We travel, some of us forever, to seek
other states, other lives, other souls.
- Anais Nin

Do not seek to bring things to pass
in accordance with your wishes,
but wish for them as they are,
and you will find them.
- Epictetus

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try to understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget.
- Arundhati Roy

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

I constantly seek excellence
in all domains that truly matter to me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture...
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Seek always to do some good, somewhere.
Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth.
You must give some time to your fellow man.
For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.
Your brothers are here too.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

Seek not outside yourself.
- A Course in Miracles

Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love,
of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Money will come if we seek first the Kingdom of God -
the rest will be given.
- Mother Teresa

If you are walking to seek, ye shall find.
- Sommeil Liberosensa

Do not seek the because -
in love there is no because,
no reason, no explanation, no solutions.
- Anais Nin

Seek freedom and become captive of your desires.
Seek discipline and find your liberty.
- Frank Herbert

Once you have seen the truth
you must make the decision to let go
of the pain, anger, and resentment you have been holding on to.
This requires you to take action.
If you are attached to your pain, resentment,
and self-righteousness, and addicted to your emotional reactions,
this will be a difficult step for you.
Taking action requires letting go of the very thing
you have been holding on to for so many years.
There is comfort in what we find familiar,
even if we are experiencing pain and suffering.
The pain and suffering itself becomes the familiarity we seek.
It takes absolute faith in yourself
plus courage, will, and discipline to let go.
But once you let go, it will be as if
the weight of the world has been taken off your shoulders.
In this process it is important to forgive
not just the others in our lives, but also ourselves.
For most people, giving ourselves
the gift of forgiveness is very challenging.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I seek a deeper truth, but I don't think I have to
go to a building designated for worship to find it.
- Ted Lange

Ordinary life does not interest me.
I seek only the high moments.
I am in accord with the surrealists,
searching for the marvelous.
- Anais Nin

Let us seek to invoke the wonders of science ...
explore the stars, conquer the deserts,
eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths,
and encourage the arts and commerce.
- John F. Kennedy

That's the motivation of an artist -
to seek attention of some kind.
- James Taylor

You leave home to seek your fortune and,
when you get it, you go home and share it with your family.
- Anita Baker


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