Joseph Campbell’s work continues to inspire me. A few months ago I watched his documentary Finding Joe. Since then, I have watched it another three times. It is just packed with wisdom, all threaded together by his idea of the hero’s journey.
Each and everyone of us is our own greatest hero. We will embark upon adventures, face dragons, experience crisis, fight, fall, and persevere. But in the end, it’s not the happy feeling of accomplishment we did it all for, it’s the feeling of being alive. It is about the moments of overcoming your dragons, the chase of the one you love, the fear of falling, and the courage of picking ourselves back up.
It is simply about being alive.