What Would JC Do?

No one has supported me through the transitions of my life more than JC, also known as, Joseph Campbell. His wisdom:

"One fine evening I was in my favorite restaurant there, and at the next table there was a father, a mother, and a scrawny boy about twelve years old. The father said to the boy, 'Drink your tomato juice.'

And the boy said, 'I don’t want to.' Then the father, with a louder voice, said, 'Drink your tomato juice.' And the mother said, 'Don’t make him do what he doesn’t want to do.' The father looked at her and said, 'He can’t go through life doing what he wants to do. If he does only what he wants to do, he’ll be dead. Look at me. I’ve never done a thing I wanted to in all my life.'

That’s the man who never followed his bliss. You may have a success in life, but then just think of it – what kind of life was it? What good was it – you’ve never done the thing you wanted to do in all your life. I always tell my students, go where you body and soul want to go. When you have the feeling, then stay with it, and don’t let anyone throw you off.

We are having experiences all the time which may on occasion render some sense of this, a little intuition of where your bliss is. Grab it. No one can tell you what it is going to be. You have to learn to recognize your own depth."