“The Purpose of the Journey” – by Joseph Campbell

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The Purpose of the Journey

 

The purpose of the journey is compassion.

When you have come past the pairs of opposites,
you have reached compassion.
The separateness apparent in the world is secondary.

Beyond that world of opposites is an unseen,
but experienced, unity and identity in us all.

Joseph Campbell
from The Hero’s Journey

~*~

Compassion is knowing that
you are part of everyone,
and everyone is a part of you – is you.
When seeing this there is no longer judgment,
just a deeper understanding and respect
for our humanity –
a deeper compassion.

In the deep Stillness of Being
there is a deep compassion for everything that is.

There is compassion for the world
when seen as a whole – in context.
The nature of our Being is deep compassion.

Mystic Meandering
Meditative Writings
c. 2004-2006



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13 Comments Add yours

  1. True words of a journey that is so full of compassion and beauty. Lovely poem, Amira

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kamal! Yes, I think that compassion opens the doors of the heart πŸ™‚

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      1. Yes absolutely true and being kind is will take us places. Welcome dear

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  2. I absolutely love this poem! This is so beautiful. πŸ’–

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    1. Thank you so much dear Christine! ❀

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    1. Thank you so much for your visit and comment πŸ™‚

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      1. The Wizard says:

        It’s truly my pleasure

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    1. Thank you for re-blogging and visiting! πŸ™‚

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      1. Ray Davis says:

        Absolutely. Thank you for spreading the wisdom.

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        1. Thank you so much dear friend!πŸ™

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