The Art of Individuation XIV

is a dimension
of here and now.
The divine lives within you.
Live from your own center.
Your real duty
is to go away from the community
to find your bliss.
The society is the enemy
when it imposes its structures
on the individual.
On the dragon there are many scales.
Everyone of them says “Thou Shalt.”
Kill the dragon “Thou Shalt.”
When one has killed that dragon,
one has become The Child.
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.

~Joseph Campbell, Reflections on the Art of Living, Page 16

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