August 14, 2007

Being Alive

People say that what we're all seeking is a meaning for life. I don't think that's what we're really seeking. I think that what we're seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That's what it's all finally about ...

From the Power of the Myth by Joseph Campbell


Jon said...

Great point!

No one asks what's the meaning of a roller coaster when they're screaming with the thrill!

Anonymous said...

that is naive. in pleasure, there is no questioning. pain brings about thought.

i suggest you read my comments on the next poem on water.

joseph campbell gave little thought to social needs or environs beyond the needy self.

Anonymous said...

Everyone loves a sadist.