Inspiration when you are in the doldrums
- Category: Healing Resources
Sometimes you feel down and dull for days or longer, having a sense of what you should be doing but no longer caring. Your energy is low. You feel you've lost your way.
This inevitable zone of the human condition can catch you at any time in your life and in any stage of recovery. Great literature, art, myth and story can reach through your lonely fog to remind you of your choices. Happily I've discovered this wonderful site, Myths-Dreams-Symbols, that can inspire you during your dark times.
I watched the video on the home page that shows you the hero's (or heroine's) journey as depicted in film. Watch it and see if you can recognize the stage you are in on your own heroic path.
Make no mistake, before, during or after recovery work, we all are challenged by the hero's path. We always have complacency we don't want to leave. We always have self doubts about our capabilities. We always fall short and need to learn and grow to develop more skills, strength, awareness, compassion and wisdom. We always meet surprise. We always are confronted in some way with unfinished business that must be resolved. And we always have the potential to develop greater vision to see new worlds, regardless of whether we travel afar or remain in one place geographically.
We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us. The labyrinth is thoroughly known. We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god. And where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves. Where we had thought to travel outward, we will come to the center of our own existence. And where we had thought to be alone, we will be with all the world....Joseph Campbell
Where are you on your heroic journey?
Are you oblivious?
Are you postponing?
Are you hiding?
Are you preparing?
Or....are you on the true soul journey of your life?
P.S. The above questions and the stages of the hero's journey are wonderful journal questions.
Your sacred space is where you can find yourself again and agan.....Joseph Campbell
Thank you, Jerry Gifford creator of the Myths-Dreams-Symbols, for showing me your wonderful site.