„Eternity isn't some later time. Eternity isn't a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life.“

—  Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Episode 2, Chapter 13-14
The Power of Myth (1988)
Kontext: Campbell: Eternity isn't some later time. Eternity isn't a long time. Eternity has nothing to do with time. Eternity is that dimension of here and now which thinking and time cuts out. This is it. And if you don't get it here, you won't get it anywhere. And the experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. There's a wonderful formula that the Buddhists have for the Bodhisattva, the one whose being (sattva) is illumination (bodhi), who realizes his identity with eternity and at the same time his participation in time. And the attitude is not to withdraw from the world when you realize how horrible it is, but to realize that this horror is simply the foreground of a wonder and to come back and participate in it. "All life is sorrowful" is the first Buddhist saying, and it is. It wouldn't be life if there were not temporality involved which is sorrow. Loss, loss, loss.
Moyers: That's a pessimistic note.
Campbell: Well, you have to say yes to it, you have to say it's great this way. It's the way God intended it.

„Regrets are illuminations come too late.“

—  Joseph Campbell, kniha The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Zdroj: The Hero with a Thousand Faces

„Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.“

—  Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Varianta: Follow your bliss and doors will open where there were no doors before.
Zdroj: The Power of Myth

„The psychotic drowns in the same waters in which the mystic swims with delight.“

—  Joseph Campbell

Zdroj: Psychology of the Future: Lessons from Modern Consciousness Research

„I don't have to have faith, I have experience.“

—  Joseph Campbell, The Power of Myth

Zdroj: The Power of Myth

„Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.“

—  Joseph Campbell

Varianta: Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

„The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.“

—  Joseph Campbell

Zdroj: A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

„But in the dream the forms are quirked by the peculiar troubles of the dreamer, whereas in myth the problem and solutions shown are directly valid for all mankind.“

—  Joseph Campbell, kniha The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Zdroj: The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), Chapter 1
Kontext: Dream is personalized myth, myth is depersonalized dream; both myth and dream are symbolic in the same general way of the dynamics of the psyche. But in the dream the forms are quirked by the peculiar troubles of the dreamer, whereas in myth the problem and solutions shown are directly valid for all mankind.

„The passage of the mythological hero“

—  Joseph Campbell, kniha The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Zdroj: The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949), Chapter 2
Kontext: The passage of the mythological hero may be overground, incidentally; fundamentally it is inward—into depths where obscure resistances are overcome, and long lost, forgotten powers are revivified, to be made available for the transfiguration of the world.... Something of the light that blazes invisible within the abysses of its normally opaque materiality breaks forth, with an increasing uproar. The dreadful mutilations are then seen as shadows, only, of an immanent, imperishable eternity; time yields to glory; and the world sings with the prodigious, angelic, but perhaps finally monotonous, siren music of the spheres. Like happy families, the myths and the worlds redeemed are all alike.

„You become mature when you become the authority of your own life.“

—  Joseph Campbell

Zdroj: A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living

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