38 Quotes to Guide You Through Your Own Hero's Journey

“The hero’s journey always begins with the call. One way or another, a guide must come to say, ‘Look, you’re in Sleepy Land. Wake. Come on a trip. There is a whole aspect of your consciousness, your being, that’s not been touched. So you’re at home here? Well, there’s not enough of you there.’ And so it starts.”~ The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell

The Hero’s Journey

Just like the heroes of ancient myths and timeless tales, you are called to face challenges, conquer fears, and find the strength within ourselves to rise above adversity. Along this extraordinary path, you often seek guidance and inspiration to navigate the twists and turns that life presents.

Today I want to invite you to delve into Joseph Campbell’s wisdom and his book The Hero’s Journey. These powerful quotes that will guide you through your own hero’s journey, igniting the spark of courage and purpose within your soul that you’ve been missing for so long.

38 Powerful Quotes to Guide You Through Your Own Hero’s Journey

On Overcoming Obstacles and Limitations

“A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“That step, the heroic first step of the journey, is out of, or over the edge of your boundaries, and it often must be taken before you know that you will be supported.”

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“The hero journey is inside of you; tear off the veils and open the mystery of your self.”

“The usual hero adventure begins with someone from whom something has been taken, or who feels there is something lacking in the normal experience available or permitted to the members of society. The person then takes off on a series of adventures beyond the ordinary, either to recover what has been lost or to discover some life-giving elixir. It’s usually a cycle, a coming and a returning.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“The achievement of the hero is one that he is ready for and it’s really a manifestation of his character. It’s amusing the way in which the landscape and conditions of the environment match the readiness of the hero. The adventure that he is ready for is the one that he gets.”

"When the hero is ready, the mentor appears."~ The Hero's Journey 43 Powerful Quotes for Unshakable Courage and Confidence

“The journey of the hero is about the courage to seek the depths; the image of creative rebirth; the eternal cycle of change within us; the uncanny discovery that the seeker is the mystery which the seeker seeks to know.

The hero journey is a symbol that binds, in the original sense of the word, two distant ideas, the spiritual quest of the ancients with the modern search for identity, “always the one, shape-shifting yet marvelously constant story that we find.”~ The Hero’s Journey

On Walking Your Own Path

“When the hero is ready, the mentor appears.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”

“Though nature be ever so generous, yet can she not make a hero alone. Fortune must contribute her part too; and till both concur, the work cannot be perfected.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm. Jump! It is not as wide as you think. You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path. Where there is a way or path, it is someone else’s path. You are not on your own path. If you follow someone else’s way, you are not going to realize your potential.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“You can get a lot of work done if you stay with it and are excited and it’s play instead of work.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it’s not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That’s why it’s your path.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“When you are on the right path, invisible hands will come to your aid.”~ The Hero’s Journey

On Being Your Own Hero

“The ultimate dragon is within you, it is your ego clamping you down.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”

38 Quotes to Guide You Through Your Own Hero's Journey

“We’re in a freefall into future. We don’t know where we’re going. Things are changing so fast, and always when you’re going through a long tunnel, anxiety comes along. And all you have to do to transform your hell into a paradise is to turn your fall into a voluntary act. It’s a very interesting shift of perspective and that’s all it is… joyful participation in the sorrows and everything changes.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“The only thing that is ultimately real about your journey is the step that you are taking at this moment. That’s all there ever is.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

“For we have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“The hero journey is inside of you; tear off the veils and open the mystery of your self.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“Whether you call someone a hero or a monster is all relative to where the focus of your consciousness may be.”~ The Hero’s Journey

On Learning and Growing through Life

“Life has no meaning. Each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“What I think is that a good life is one hero journey after another. Over and over again, you are called to the realm of adventure, you are called to new horizons. Each time, there is the same problem: do I dare? And then if you do dare, the dangers are there, and the help also, and the fulfillment or the fiasco. There’s always the possibility of fiasco. But there’s also the possibility of bliss.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“We’re so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it is all about.”~ The Hero’s Journey

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“Breaking out is following your bliss pattern, quitting the old place, starting your hero journey, following your bliss. You throw off yesterday as the snake sheds its skin.”

“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 with our own innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive.”~ The Hero’s Journey

 “The black moment is the moment when the real message of transformation is going to come. At the darkest moment comes the light.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“Follow your inner heart and the world moves in and helps.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“Perhaps some of us have to go through dark and devious ways before we can find the river of peace or the highroad to the soul’s destination.”

“The hero of yesterday becomes the tyrant of tomorrow, unless he crucifies himself today.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.”

“We’re not on our journey to save the world but to save ourselves. But in doing that, you save the world. The influence of a vital person vitalizes.”~ The Hero’s Journey

“A bit of advice given to a young Native American at the time of his initiation: As you go the way of life, you will see a great chasm. Jump. It is not as wide as you think.”~ The Hero’s Journey


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