growing up - Laura Giles, LCSW
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hero's journey

Becoming the Hero of Your Own Life

Every one of us is called upon to become the hero of our own life. Joseph Campbell, an American writer and professor, distilled the typical outline of how this plays out in story and in real life. We call that path "The Hero's Journey." It's a fabulous template for people to figure out where they are and where they are going. Let's take a look at the cycle. Ordinary World We all start out in the ordinary world. Everything is normal, routine, and usually comfortable. There usually isn't anything to complain about, but there may be a feeling that something is missing. We're living in an "ignorance is bliss" state, or an unawakened state. Things are as they are "supposed to be," which generally means that we're living up to someone else's...

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