The Hero's Journey is working our heart into our circumstances. That is all there is to it. What is keeping you from living with your heart in what you do? What would you have to do to bring your heart to life in your life? There is nothing in the picture but you, your life and your heart. Get those three points aligned, in sync, in accord and keep them there, and you are in business, at one with yourself and your life. You have nothing more to ask, or want, or imagine. You are there. That is it. Why is it so hard? Why do we think there must be something else? Something more? It isn't good for the economy! We are the Enemy of Capitalism if we live with our hear in our life! The culture demands our dissatisfaction! We are born into a culture that requires our disgruntlement. "This" is never enough in this culture! "Is this all there is?" We need parties, beer, cocaine, sex to take our mind off our misery at not being able to be happy with where we are. The rejoinder to "Is this all there is?" is "What would it take?" We have no idea. Just, not this. What it would take is to have our heart in what we are doing. And to be doing what needs to be done. In this moment, within these circumstances. "NO!" we shout! "Nobody can do anything with moments and circumstances like these! We have to have better moments! Finer circumstances!" We are children of the culture. Imprisoned by Capitalism. We escape by sitting still, being quiet, emptying ourselves of the idea that we need more than we have, and waiting for our heart to speak. What is our heart dying for? What does our heart need us to be doing? What is our heart's deep joy? What would cause our soul to twinkle, dance and sing? Here's a hint: It won't cost very much money. Probably none at all.
Sitting still, being quiet, empty and awake, watching, listening, waiting... Emptiness and silence are the doorway to balance and harmony, sincerity, integrity, spontaneity, spirit, energy, vitality, compassion and peace, courage, virtue, resiliency, life and well-being. Our work is to transform our relationship with our life, ourselves, other people, and see where it goes, with nothing in it for us beyond what becomes of us in the process of knowing and being who we are within the circumstances of each situation as it arises in the service of what needs to happen moment by moment. If you are looking for something other than that, something more than that, I hope you find it.
Perspective is the super power we all seek and possess. We only need to know that, and allow it to become what it needs to be in the time and place of our living, to transform the time and place of our living, and bring us to life in the life we are living. How we see what we look at changes everything-- particularly so when we begin to see our seeing. A perspective that takes itself into account is a power for good in our life and in the life of the world. But nobody wants us to know that because they can't control us if we are aware of what they are doing. And the culture depends on our being controlled by the aims and needs of the culture. In our culture, if it is not good for the economy, it is not good. And "the economy" means people profiting on what we buy/spend/amass/consume. If we aren't buying what they are selling, we are a threat to the system, and they do everything they can to keep us docile and compliant, disgruntled and needy. Taking our mind back from them is the essence of treason in their book. It is the essence of life in our book. We are engaged in the struggle/fight for our soul/mind/perspective. We win with emptiness/silence/solitude/reflection. We lose with noise and complexity being inserted into our life by the spokespersons of the culture. How much noise/complexity is in your life? How much emptiness/silence? Your perspective is in the balance here. We cannot be grounded/focused/centered/ anchored to an adamantine foundation without emptiness/silence/solitude/reflection. Sit still. Be quiet. Pay attention— to what arises in the silence, particularly to what resonates with you, catches your eye, calls your name, just by emerging appearing, occurring to you from within the silence. Look closer there. See where it goes. On a regular basis.