I saw this quote recently, and felt compelled to share it today. To me, it means more than just the maturity that comes along with growing into adulthood and being able to support and take care of yourself. It holds more of a spiritual meaning for me.
“You become mature when you become the authority for your own life.”
Joseph Campbell, “A Joseph Campbell Companion: Reflections on the Art of Living”
When we become the authority of our own life, we move into a state of being that is transcendent of the circumstances around us. We are able to create the life of our choosing by allowing for its unfolding while using our creative intention to guide and direct ourselves. The universe matches whatever we wish for in our life, and does so in its own time. All it requires of us is to hold the intention, practice patience, and enjoy the ride ;] This, to me, is maturity.
Lots of love to you all!
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Love your blog. I’ve been a student of Campbell since the mid 1990’s when I first saw Bill Moyer’s interview him for PBS. I still recall the awe and wonder I experienced listening to him. I found myself that day, only wouldn’t know it for many years ;]
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