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A “Mess” of Joseph Campbell Quotes

Joseph Campbell Quotes

In my commitment to study and learn as much as I could about life before I lost mine, I read a bit of Joseph Campbell.

Campbell understood the power of story, or myth, in how we live our own lives. He studied this through countless cultures and their myths, and had the wisdom and prosaic force to share that knowledge with many individuals through his books and teachings.

Here are some of the passages I highlighted as I read Joseph Campbell:

“The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess.”

“We are not going to change it.”

“Our job is to straighten out our own lives.”

Straightening out our own lives does not preclude us from helping others. Likewise, helping others should not preclude us from straightening out our own lives.

I want to share these now, as our expectations from life don’t always match the perfect messiness of life. One of my success strategies states that “Life is perfect and everything is on schedule.”  I challenge you to approach more moments of your day with that perspective…it will help you take a deep breath and “accept, adjust, and advance” more successfully than if you try to control or deny the messiness of life.

I hope some of these quotes might shift your perspective, and therefore, free you to find new solutions and ways to approach the way you live your day-to-day life. For…

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” — Joseph Campbell


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Joseph Campbell Quotes

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