The Heroic Journey

You were meant for so much more.

Do you ever tell yourself that?

When all the noise settles at the end of the day, do you ever sit down and wonder to yourself; “what is the point of all this?”

Seriously though! When the cell phone is off, the TV is off, the kids are in bed, the spouse is asleep, and it’s just you and your thoughts. Can you honestly say that you are truly living the life you know you could?

Are you truly living the life you know you should?

I know what your thinking, and yes this is a blog on a chiropractic website. I have struggled for years knowing what to post on my blog because “Vitamin D Cures Cancer” type posts just aren’t my style.

No, I have always been fascinated by personal growth, because I too know that my life is meant for so much more than I’m living right now.

Perhaps, like me, you sometimes feel that you are wasting away your time here on this green earth. You know you have something meaningful to contribute, you just can’t quite put your finger on it yet.

Not just a meaningful contribution, but a transcendental contribution. I mean the kind of contribution where generations later people will still remember your name.

So yes, this is a blog on a chiropractic website, but I intend to share my thoughts that are meaningful on a level that is deeper than muscle and bones.

THE HERO’S JOURNEY

As a child who grew up in the 80’s/90’s I was fascinated by Star Wars. I loved the tale of a young nobody moisture farmer who grew up to be a Jedi master and saved the galaxy.

I loved seeing the trials of young Luke Skywalker.

I loved seeing the mistakes of young Luke Skywalker.

I loved seeing the growth of young Luke Skywalker.

From whiny moisture farmer, to savior of the galaxy, I was able to witness that change of his character.

I identified with that character.

As I got older I had read that George Lucas, creator of Star Wars, had based Luke’s character arc on something called the Heroic Journey.

Why do I bring this up?

I believe that each of us are on our own heroic journey. After we complete our journey, that’s when we discover what our transcendental contribution to society can be.

You see the heroic journey is something that was first put down as an idea by Joseph Campbell in his book A Hero With a Thousand Faces. What it has to say is something that I think can change all of our lives. It can give our lives context and meaning.

Don’t misunderstand me, I’m not suggesting that you or I are going to blow up the death star and save the galaxy. But I am suggesting that perhaps we all have our own personal death star, and destroying it will bring us closer to our transcendental purpose.

Put down the phone, put down the remote, silence the distractions, and just listen

You are being called to a life that is bigger than the one you have led. You just have to listen and follow.

You are meant for so much more than what you are doing.

Together, let us take this journey. I will be a supporting character in your story, if you are a supporting character in mine.

Anyway this post has already gone on longer than most people’s attention spans, so if you have read this far…Congratulations!

In my next post I will break down the hero’s journey and show you where you fit into the puzzle.

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