12 Dec

gpicone:

if you ever need something to read and aren’t quite sure what it should be, pick up something written by Joseph Campbell or Carl Sagan. You’ll be glad that you did!

Originally posted on The Responsive Universe:

All the gods, all the heavens, all the hells, are within you.”

– Joseph Campbell

This is a very powerful sentence…. It sometimes takes great minds like Joseph Campbell to effectively wrap up the Cosmos – everything that exists – in one eloquent sentence. Carl Sagan was able to effectively do this as well. Sadly both of these great teachers have passed but their words live on eternally. That is the distinct power of words isn’t it? The inspiration of this particular sentence comes from the great realization of the Upanishads of India in the ninth century B.C. I find it interesting that even thousands of years ago, people were reaching for the heavens and also inward to find the meaning of existence – the how and why…. But what I find truly interesting is that even thousands of years ago, wise people were connecting to this sublime dynamism that…

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  1. anonyfamousones December 14, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    I agree with those words, for the simple fact that all I ever have is my experience…so whatever I choose to believe in I will experience. I used to believe in the devil and hell, and that is what I experienced! I changed. I believe in those words, and that is what I experience!

  2. livvy1234 December 16, 2012 at 2:51 pm #

    Campbells books are on my shelf along with many other great wisdom speakers. Radical revolution requires us to understand our relationship with others. How are each of us reconciling with ourselves. The inner journey is the hardest of all. Then to apply what we learn from rigorous self honesty.

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