Be your own hero

We love stories.We love a great movie, a great song, and we love gossip, because in the end, we love stories.Why? 
Because we’re all here on our own hero’s journey. We come into the physical world to learn and lesson and in learning it, we teach each other.That’s why we love to hear about other people’s stories, because that’s why were here.
In Joseph Campbell’s famous book, Hero with a 1000 Faces, he talks about the same story told over and over again, with a different hero every time.Check it out for yourself. Watch any movie that you love and you’ll see what I mean.
Here’s the outline.The hero is going on in his normal life when he gets the call. He must gather his courage to leave his world and enter a new one.There will be tests at every door he must walk through, and in the end, if the hero doesn’t bring out his greatest flaw/fear, and over come it, he won’t complete the journey.
If the hero does complete the journey, he then goes back to his tribe to share his new wisdom and to reap the reward of being a hero.
Apply this formula to Star Wars, or It’s a Wonderful Life, or any other classic(meaning tells the truth) and you’ll see what I mean.
We are all powerful spiritual beings who took the treacherous journey down to the physical world to learn a lesson. Earth holds the most intense lessons because once you come here, you forget who you really are.Only the bravest of the brave take on an Earth lesson, so count yourself as one of the best of the best and the bravest.
We are all writing our own story and we all hold in the deepest parts of ourselves, the script we wrote and want to live out.If we don’t bring out that script and live our heart’s desire, we’ll be miserable and only live half a life.
Oh, we might take drugs, or drink or run marathons or bury ourselves in our children or work, but we know when we’re doing our heart’s desire because when we are, physical rewards don’t matter.
How can you tell what your mission on earth is? What would you do if you weren’t getting paid?What makes you forget to eat?What would you sacrifice for?What makes you want to smile all day, and smile at strangers who cut you off on the freeway?
If this sounds like being in love, it is.Following your bliss makes you feel like you’re in love, because you are in love—with life.And if God is love, then you’re at one with God if you’re in love.
So that’s how you find what journey you’re supposed to be on, it’s what you love, and in order to finish your journey, you’ll have to tap into your fears(shadow self) to find the strength.It’s scary, but not going on your journey means a lifetime of burying your true desires(and self) will bring nothing but misery.
But then again, we all love a redemption story.A story where the hero lifts his head up out of his drunken haze(funny how alcohol affects the liver which stands for courage), and takes on the job of protecting the young child, saving the town, or throws himself on the bomb at the last minute.
We all love stories and we all love a hero, and we all have the chance to the be the hero of our own story. “all the world’s a stage, and in the end, we play all the parts”.
Be your own hero.

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