Wednesday, December 3, 2008
How did "they" create the word "Compassion"? Well they put two words together: Com (With) and Passion (Suffering) so that we could suffer with.. suffer with all and one... :-)
Joseph Campbell, the master of world mythology is my inspiration for the day. The beauty and power of myth is phenomenal...it's just that we get stuck in superficial social narratives, thus "totally" missing the point! :-)
The following quotes/ derivations are based on popular myths
On heroes and their quests:
We are the hero, the nemesis, the birth and the rebirth
"I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive"
"I don't have to have faith, I have experience"
"The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are"
"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us. "
"When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness"
"Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again... and again"
"Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths"
On Love and Marriage:
"The eyes have made welcome to the heart.."
You search for your twin soul...and in finding that soul, you find you!
Marriage is the recognition of a spiritual identity. It is made the moment the eyes recognize one another. When you feel "I know this person".."I want to know this person more"..."I've known this person all along"..It is when all time converges...and the physical remains a mere symbolic affirmation of that recognition... for it happened a long time before we did (or did not) say "I do"...:-)
"Stop! in the name of love!" (ha ha no that was just playing on the radio!)
Go re-read those myths! :-)