We must be willing

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

-- Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell Companion, A

A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

In an intimate seminar gathered at the Esalen Institute for one month in 1983, Joseph Campbell discussed the ways in which myth informs and pervades each of our lives. This popular book gathers together many of Campbell's mind-opening thoughts and observations from this seminar, from his lectures, and from his published work. This is both an inspiring and a very accessible volume to enjoy.
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