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FOLLOW YOUR BLISS
by Joseph Campbell

Follow your bliss.
If you do follow your bliss,
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living
is the one you are living.
When you can see that,
you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn’t know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.

IMAGE: Portrait of Joseph Campbell by Robert Wolverton, Jr. Prints available at fineartamerica.com.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Joseph  Campbell (1904–1987) was an American mythologist, writer, and lecturer, best known for his work in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work is vast, covering many aspects of the human experience. His philosophy is often summarized by his phrase: “Follow your bliss.” (Read more at wikipedia.org)

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“Novels–great novels–can be wonderfully instructive. In my twenties and thirties and even into my forties, James Joyce and Thomas Mann were my teachers.” JOSEPH CAMPBELL

Photo: Gordon Lawson (carving above arch of south gate of Guildford Cathedral, UK)