Hero’s Journey II

THE goal is to live
with godlike composure
on the full rush of energy,
like Dionysus riding the leopard,
without being torn to pieces.
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.
It is not as wide as you think.”

~Joseph Campbell, Reflections on the Art of Living, p.20

[Art: Greek Mosaic of Dionysus riding a leopard, c. 180 AD]

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