7 Joseph Campbell Quotes to Inspire You to “Follow Your Bliss”

Joseph Campbell was an American mythologist, writer and lecturer, whose work can be summarised by his phrase “Follow Your Bliss”.

Following are 7 Joseph Campbell Quotes to Inspire You to “Follow Your Bliss” or possibly even discover your bliss –

  1. “Now, I came to this idea of bliss because in Sanskrit, which is the great spiritual language of the world, there are three terms that represent the brink, the jumping-off place to the ocean of transcendence: sat-chit-ananda. The word “Sat” means being. “Chit” means consciousness. “Ananda” means bliss or rapture. I thought, “I don’t know whether my consciousness is proper consciousness or not; I don’t know whether what I know of my being is my proper being or not; but I do know where my rapture is. So let me hang on to rapture, and that will bring me both my consciousness and my being.” I think it worked.” ~ Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth, pp. 113, 120
  2. “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 that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  3. “If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  4. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  5. “You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you.”  ~ Joseph Campbell
  6. “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  7. “The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” ~ Joseph Campbell

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