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Here and Now

Wisdom Joseph Campbe

Wisdom Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell (1904 –1987) was an American mythologist, best known for his work in comparative mythology and religion. More than a scholar, he was one of the greatest sages of the world.

Campbell said about eternity:

Eternity is a dimension of here and now. The past does not exist; it only is a memory of what already happened. The future also does not exist; is only a plan or a expectation. What remains is the present moment, the here and now. That is eternity.

 Many persons regret the past. The past should be used as lessons, to help avoiding repeated mistakes. Instead of using your time and energy to regret your past choices, use them as lessons.

A director of a large company went to the president demanding the firing of a colleague that had lost US $10 million in one operation. The president refused, and replied that the company should not through the lesson away after paying ten million for it.

We should use our wrong choices in life to learn, not to worry about what cannot be changed.

Likewise, thinking about the future is good for planning, but we should not forget that we live in the here and now.


I am Roberto Lima Netto, a writer who seeks to present, in easy words, the ideas of Carl Jung and of notable mystics and sages. I also write fiction, always trying to convey lessons of life. After all, Jesus taught us that the stories are the best way to present ideas. Some of my books are: The Little Prince for GrownupsThe Jungian BibleThe Amazon ShamanIn Search of Happiness, and A Boy, a metaphor for life, all available in Amazon and Kindle.

I was involved in the business world, as an executive of large companies and university professor since recently. I was the president CSN, the largest steel-mill of Latin America and was responsible for its turn-around. My first encounter with the teachings of the Swiss psychologist C. G. Jung, one of the greatest geniuses of the 20th Century, was during my midlife crisis. Reading "Man and his Symbols" at that time, inspired me to go into Jungian analysis and to begin devouring the writings of Jung and his disciples. Since then, I've been studying psychology, especially Jungian psychology and, after reaching my seventies, I decided to become a full time writer, specializing on books on Jungian psychology and psychological thrillers. Every masterpiece of literature can be absorbed through multiple interpretations, and yield powerful insights for our daily lives. My first Jungian book, “The Little Prince for Grown-ups“, in its fourth edition in Brazil, was based on the famous book of Saint-Exupéry. The second, - “The Jungian Bible” - interprets some stories of the Old Testament and world myths. As I get older and, with a bit of luck, wiser, I want to pass on to the younger generations the lessons life has taught me. Jesus Christ taught that it was easier to sell ideas with stories. Following the Master, I published in English "The Amazon Shaman" and "In Search of Happiness", two psychological thrillers around the theme of happiness.

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