Happiness Academy Online

A Blog about Psychology (Jungian), Spirituality and Happiness, By Roberto Lima Netto.

Joseph Campbell Quotes – Life

Clique para português

Joseph Campbell Quotes – The Life we Live.

Joseph Campbell Quotes

Joseph Campbell Quotes

Joseph Campbell said: “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.”

Joseph Campbell (1904-1987), a friend of Carl Jung, was the most influential XX century mythologist. He was a prolific writer; he wrote several commanding books, masterpieces like The Hero with a Thousand Faces, The Masks of God and several others.

His philosophy is often summarized by his motto: “Follow your bliss.” The passage we are discussing has this same flavor.

When we are young, we dream about lives that do not occur. Life may lead us in a different direction.

An oak seed cannot be any other tree, but an oak. Jung says that we all have, inside our psyche, an archetype – The Self – that steers our life in the direction planned for us. The Self, the central archetype of our psyche, does not force us to follow its suggested course, but, if we do not pay attention to its suggestions, we may live an unhappy life, full of regrets.

Life (Self) gives us signs; life gives us warnings; life may cause unpleasant situations and accidents to lead us in the right way.

Life sends us signs through dreams, hunches and inspirations. Initially, these signs are light, but, if you do not pay attention to them, they may grow in intensity. Be attentive to the signs of the Self, avoid being caught in an accident or being condemned to an sad and disappointing life.

Beware! Do not wait until you get older to realize that the ladder you chose to climb is placed against the wrong wall.

Roberto Lima Netto, a Jungian. I write Jungian books –  The Jungian Bible,  The Little Prince for Grownups — and Psychological thrillers – The Amazon Shaman, – In Search of Happiness.

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Happiness Academy Online © 2013 Frontier Theme