Mar. 5th, 2013

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I just had a weird sort of synchronicity. At lunch, I was reading a new book I bought while at FaerieCon. In it, there was a quote by Joseph Campbell that I really liked. I went looking for it online, and didn't find it, but I found quite a few others (I've always known that I need to study Joseph Campbell - now I'm certain of it).

At any rate, I was pondering this quote:

“But if a person has had the sense of the Call — the feeling that there’s an adventure for him — and if he doesn’t follow that, but remains in the society because it’s safe and secure, then life dries up. And then he comes to that condition in late middle age: he’s gotten to the top of the ladder, and found that it’s against the wrong wall.If you have the guts to follow the risk, however, life opens, opens, opens up all along the line. I’m not superstitious, but I do believe in spiritual magic, you might say. I feel that if one follows what I call one’s bliss — the thing that really gets you deep in your gut and that you feel is your life — doors will open up. They do! They have in my life and they have in many lives that I know of.”

And - I was vaguely wondering to myself if I've been too frightened... if I'm one of those with a dried-up life... if I let too many doors close.

While pondering that, I clicked over to Facebook for a moment, and at the very top of my feed, I saw this:



That one was instantaneous enough to raise my eyebrows. Plus, it always feels comforting when I wonder about something and receive an instant answer like that. It's also a little spooky.

At any rate... I have officially decided that my life isn't dried-up and that there are plenty of doors all around me, just waiting to be opened.

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