Nov 3, 2010

The Journey

"To meditate upon the presence of God is to indraw the Universe into one's own soul," Science of Mind, page 621.

The Hero's Journey is more an interior one than exterior, though it is depicted in the myths as exterior -- out of the cave, usually a wise mentor, slaying of dragons or other obstacles. It has been defined in various ways, but it occurs when we decide to know ourselves and the mysteries of the universe. If a person is turned off by the use of the word, God, it can be replaced by mystery of the universe. Sometimes we choose this interior journey, as apparently Buddha did; and sometimes it is thrust upon us as it is reported to have happened to Saul on his way to Damascus.

Being caregiver of someone is a similar opportunity. Whether we feel this was thrust upon us or we chose it, we can use it as a catalyst to better know ourselves and the universe of which we are a part.

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