Apart of discovering the meaning for our existence is becoming responsible for our lives, and answering the call to adventure that brings about our rebirth. We are required to examine our unconscious to fulfill our divine mission; we go into ourselves to be born again. In our discovery of who and what we are the journey to a state of enlightenment, acceptance of the fluctuations of life, begins; we can only pass through the gates of freedom by being silent upon of entry. As we enter a metamorphizes takes place and the selves we once knew become unrecognizable. This is the relationship to ourselves that become life centering and provides the nourishment to continue becoming. As we change, shift, and alter we have a tendency to cling images of ourselves that do not define who we are now; through the destruction of our ego we discover the fruit of eternal life. This act is a spiritual self-annihilation of our former selves in order to adapt into our responsibility of today.
“No creature can attain a higher grade of nature without ceasing to exist”- Ananada Coomaraswamy
Letting go is one of the biggest difficulties of our time; letting go is living presently within the hour and allowing our work to gestate into the people we want to become. The trials become opportunities to showcase our skills, and we discover this life is meant for us; we discover the people placed in our path are meant to assist us in our journey, and, most importantly, we must allow them to assist us. Discovering your reason for being on the planet is a fight against the void, against reality, and a fight against internal hesitation. Just how do we submit? Each day remove a expectation, assumption, and association and stand before ourselves completely naked. We are in the act of killing the ego, which is the very beginning in a long series of trials and tribulations that offer moments of beauty, illumination, and love. Again, Again, and again we must conquer ourselves in order to continue along our meaningful path.
A beautiful book about the Hero’s Journey Joseph Campbell’s book “The Hero with A Thousand Faces” documents the mythological significance of our personal lives.
And where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of our own existence; where we had thought to be alone, we shall be with all the world.
Joseph Campbell, The Hero with a Thousand Faces